More than 200 attend treaty briefing

More than 200 people participated across the Columbia Basin during last Monday’s Columbia River Treaty briefing, “Canada-US Negotiations: Where We Are and What’s Next?”

Participants posed a wide variety of questions about the process of modernizing the Treaty and how key interests are taken into account in the negotiations between Canada and the United States.

Some of the topics raised included: Treaty reservoir levels, the reintroduction of salmon to Upper Columbia, ecosystems, climate change, flood risk management, hydroelectric generation, and the fair and equitable sharing of advantages between the two countries. People also asked about the participation of Indigenous nations and American tribes in the treaty modernization process, and how the views of younger populations and underrepresented groups are included.

A recording is now available for anyone wishing to rewatch or unable to attend.

A report summarizing the event and answering the questions raised will be shared shortly.

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