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Canada Relations Committee

Since 2013, the Canada Relations Committee strives to strengthen the understanding, ties, collaboration and cooperation among Western state and provincial legislators on issues of utmost importance to the binational relationship. Past topics include agriculture, border crossings and management, economic competitiveness, energy, health, market access, security, technology, trade, and transportation.

Participating legislators engage with key federal and private sector stakeholders from both countries to address issues of common concern and identify shared solutions to shared challenges.

For more information on the committee, please contact Martha Castañeda, Director of Policy & International Programs.

Committee Leadership
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Representative Debra Lekanoff

Washington

Co-Chair

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MLA Grant Hunter

Alberta

Co-Chair

Committee Roster

Alaska

  • Senator Cathy Giessel
  • Senator Shelley Hughes
  • Senator Scott Kawasaki
  • Representative Sara Hannan
  • Representative DeLena Johnson

Arizona

  • Representative David Cook
  • Representative Melody Hernandez

California

  • Assemblymember Damon Connolly
  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra

Colorado

  • Representative Lindsey Daugherty
  • Representative Ruby Dickson
  • Representative Matt Soper
  • Representative Rick Taggart
  • Representative Brianna Titone

Hawaii

  • Senator Chris Lee
  • Representative Adrian K. Tam

Idaho

  • Senator Van Burtenshaw

Montana

  • Senator Mike Cuffe
  • Senator Denise Hayman
  • Senator Greg Hertz
  • Representative Ed Butrey
  • Representative Kerri Crowe
  • Representative Paul Tuss

New Mexico

  • Representative Art De La Cruz
  • Representative Jason Harper
  • Representative Day Hochman-Vigil

Nevada

  • Senator Skip Daly
  • Speaker Steve Yeager
  • Assemblywoman Shea Backus
  • Assemblyman Gregory T. Hafen

Oregon

  • Senator Lew Frederick
  • Senator Chris Gorsek
  • Senator Deb Patterson
  • Senator David Brock Smith

Utah

  • Senator Luz Escamilla
  • Senator Keith Grover
  • Senator Jennifer Plumb
  • Representative Cory Maloy

Washington

  • Senator Sam Hunt
  • Representative Debra Lekanoff
  • Representative Cindy Ryu

Wyoming

  • Senator Bo Biteman
  • Senator Lynn Hutchings
  • Representative Abby Angelos
  • Representative Tomi Strock

Alberta

  • MLA Grant Hunter
Past Committee Rosters

2021-2022

Co-Chair

Senator Tom Begich
Alaska

Co-Chair

MLA Nathan Neudorf
Alberta


Alaska

Senator Tom Begich
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins
Representative Chris Tuck

Arizona

Senator J. D. Mesnard

California

Assemblymember Ken Cooley
Assemblymember Ash Kalra

Colorado

Representative Andrew Boesenecker
Representative Lindsey N. Daugherty
Representative Monica Duran
Representative Susan Lontine
Representative Brianna Titone

Hawaii

Senator Brian T. Taniguchi
Representative Aaron Ling Johanson
Representative Lauren Matsumoto

Idaho

Senator Jim Patrick
Senator Michelle Stennett
Representative Matthew “Matt” Bundy
Representative Sue B. Chew
Representative James Holtzclaw
Representative Bruce D. Skaug

Montana

Senator Cydnie Boland
Senator Mike Fox
Senator Tom Jacobson
Senator Shane A. Morigeau
Representative Kim Abbott
Representative Marta Bertoglio
Representative Michele Binkley
Representative Derek Harvey
Representative Caleb Hinkle
Representative Scot Kerns
Representative Joe Read
Representative Lola Sheldon-Galloway
Representative Katie Sullivan
Representative Kathy Whitman

New Mexico

Senator Ron Griggs
Senator Brenda Grace McKenna
Representative Randal S. Crowder

Nevada

Senator Roberta Lange
Senator Pat Spearman
Assemblywoman Elaine Marzola
Assemblyman Gregory T. Hafen II
Assemblyman Steve Yeager

Oregon

Senator Chris Gorsek
Senator Deb Patterson

Utah

Senator Gene Davis
Senator Luz Escamilla
Senator Derek Llolyd Kitchen
Senator Kathleen Riebe
Senator Ronald Winterton
Representative V. Lowry Snow
Representative Robert Spendlove
Representative Jordan Teuscher

Washington

Senator Sam Hunt
Representative Matt Boehnke
Representative Tom Dent
Representative Debra Lekanoff
Representative Alicia Rule

Wyoming

Senator Stephan Pappas
Representative Ocean Andrew
Representative Mark Baker

Alberta

Miranda Rosin

2019-2020

Co-Chair

Senator Michelle Stennett
Idaho


Alaska

  • Senator Shelley S. Hughes
  • Senator Donny Olson
  • Representative Andrea Story

Arizona

n/a

California

  • Assemblymember Ken Cooley
  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra

Colorado

  • Senator Dennis Hisey
  • Senator Brittney Pettersen
  • Representative Monica Duran
  • Representative Dominique Jackson
  • Representative Susan Lontine

Hawaii

  • Senator Brian Taniguchi
  • Representative Tom Brower
  • Representative Rida Cabanilla Arakawa
  • Representative Scott Nishimoto
  • Representative Richard Onishi

Idaho

  • Senator Michelle Stennett
  • Senator Steve Vick
  • Representative Robert Anderst
  • Representative Laurie Lickley

Montana

  • Senator Duane Ankney
  • Senator Bryce Bennett
  • Senator Tom Jacobson
  • Senator Douglas Kary
  • Senator Albert Olszewski
  • Representative Bruce Grubbs
  • Representative Joshua Kassmier
  • Representative Jasmine Krotkov
  • Representative Forest Mandeville
  • Representative Wendy McKamey
  • Representative Marilyn Ryan
  • Representative Katie Sullivan
  • Representative Jonathan Windy Boy
  • Representative Thomas Winter

Nevada

  • Senator Marcia Washington
  • Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson
  • Assembly William McCurdy
  • Assemblywoman Jill Tolles

New Mexico

  • Senator Steven Neville
  • Representative Joy Garratt

Oregon

  • Representative Barbara Smith Warner

Utah

  • Senator Curtis Bramble
  • Senator Allen Christensen
  • Senator Gene Davis
  • Senator Luz Escamilla
  • Senator Lincoln Fillmore
  • Senator Keith Grover
  • Senator Deidre Henderson
  • Senator Derek Kitchen

Washington

  • Senator Sam Hunt
  • Senator Marko Liias
  • Senator Liz Lovelett
  • Representative Sherry Appleton
  • Representative Debra Lekanoff

Wyoming

  • Senator Fred Baldwin
  • Representative Tyler Lindholm

2017-2018

Co-Chair

Senator Sue Malek
Montana

Co-Chair

MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas
Alberta


Alaska

  • Senator Cathy Giessel
  • Representative DeLena Johnson
  • Representative Sam Kito, III
  • Representative Louise Stutes

Arizona

  • Representative Tony Rivero
  • Representative T.J. Shope

California

  • Senator Connie Leyva
  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra
  • Assemblymember Philip Ting

Colorado

  • Senator Bob Gardner
  • Senator Cheri Jahn
  • Senator Kent Lambert

Hawaii

  • Representative Ken Ito
  • Representative James Kuane Tokioka

Idaho

  • Senator Lee Heider
  • Senator Dan Johnson
  • Senator Mary Souza
  • Representative Robert Anderst
  • Representative Mat Erpelding

Montana

  • Senator Mark Blasel
  • Senator Dee Brown
  • Senator Patt Connell
  • Senator Brian Hoven
  • Senator Sue Malek
  • Senator Albert Olszewski
  • Senator Diane Sands
  • Representative Brad Hamlett
  • Representative Ellie Hill Smith
  • Representative Tom Jacobson
  • Representative Wendy McKamey
  • Representative Andrea Olsen

Nevada

  • Senator Scott Hammond
  • Senator David Parks
  • Senator Julia Ratti
  • Senator Tick Segerblom
  • Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel

New Mexico

  • Senator Steven Neville
  • Representative Angelica Rubio

Oregon

  • Representative Susan McLain

Utah

  • Senate President Wayne Niederhauser
  • Senator Gene Davis
  • Senator Lincoln Fillmore

Washington

  • Senator Lisa Wellman

Wyoming

  • Senator Fred Baldwin
  • Representative Tyler Lindholm

Alberta, Canada

  • MLA Estefania Cotres-Vargas
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