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February 22, 2013

PREMIER SELINGER TO MEET KEY U.S. FEDERAL, STATE LEGISLATORS IN WASHINGTON



Premier Greg Selinger travels today to Washington, D.C., to strengthen Manitoba’s relationships with U.S. governors and members of congress following the recent American elections, particularly as they relate to clean hydro power exports to the U.S. market.

“There is a growing demand for energy, and more and more state governments are looking for sustainable, alternative energy sources to add to their power mix,” said Selinger.  “That means opportunities for clean renewable sources of energy, like Manitoba hydro.”

This weekend, U.S. governors will gather in Washington to attend the National Governor’s Association (NGA) meeting.  In addition to NGA meetings, the premier will meet with several senators including Sen. Ron Wyden, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Joining the premier in Washington will be Scott Thomson, president and CEO of Manitoba Hydro.

“Manitoba Hydro is our oil, but cleaner and greener.  Building hydro and growing our exports creates jobs, expands our economy and helps keep rates low for Manitoba families,” said Selinger.  “These meetings are an important chance to strengthen Manitoba’s relationships with these important export markets.”

The premier will be a speaker at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’Canada Institute Power Partnerships Forum.

The premier will also speak to governors on water issues and emergency management co-operation.

 

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