The Council of Canadians London chapter attended a public meeting in Sarnia hosted by the International Joint Commission (IJC) on March 22, World Water Day.
The International Joint Commission is an independent bi-national organization established by the United States and Canada under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. As noted on the IJC website, "Canada and the United States created the International Joint Commission because they recognized that each country is affected by the other's actions in lake and river systems along the border. The two countries cooperate to manage these waters wisely and to protect them for the benefit of today's citizens and future generations."
That website also notes, "The International Joint Commission will be holding public meetings to gather information from the public on the IJC's draft Triennial Assessment of Progress (TAP) report and the Progress Report of the Governments of Canada and the United States under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement."