To mark Canada Day and the long-standing Minnesota-Canada connections, Ariel Delouya, Consul General of Canada in Minneapolis, and Mark Ritchie, Global Minnesota President, hosted an online panel conversation covering arts and culture, the important economic ties between Minnesota and Canada, a focused look at the Minnesota-Canada border, and the cooperative measures to protect our shared environment. The program included a welcome message from The Honorable Tim Walz, Governor of Minnesota.


Laura Bishop, Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

David J. Fraher, President Emeritus and Senior Advisor to the CEO/Arts Midwest

Gabrielle Gerbaud, Executive Director, Minnesota Trade Office

Bill Maddocks, Acting Chief Patrol Agent, U.S. Border Patrol