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Canada Day at the North Dakota Capitol

Effective Date: 
March 10, 2011

WHEREAS, Canada and the United States share a rich and vibrant history of democratic governance, military and economic partnerships, and cultural ties; and

WHEREAS, Canada is the largest trade partner of the United States, and the number of Canadian tourists visiting this country exceeds the number from any other county; and

WHEREAS, more than one-half of all exports from North Dakota go to Canada; and

WHEREAS, Canadian visitors to North Dakota contribute approximately $300 million annually to the North Dakota economy; and

WHEREAS, North Dakota and its neighboring Canadian provinces share common industries, including agriculture and energy development; and

WHEREAS, since 1932 the International Peace Garden has been a symbol of the friendship between two neighbors that share the world's longest unfortified border.

NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim March 10, 2011 as CANADA DAY AT THE NORTH DAKOTA CAPITOL.

Signed Proclamation: 

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