Media Advisory - Mexico hosts Canada, United States for meeting on North American environment - News conference on Wednesday, 27 June

    MONTREAL, June 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The top environment officials from
Canada, Mexico and the United States will meet in Morelia, Michoacan, on
27 June to plan cooperative action to conserve species of concern, improve air
quality and track pollution information, among other important topics.
    A news conference, open sessions, and a public meeting are included in
the agenda of the annual meeting of the Commission for Environmental
Cooperation (CEC), an international organization created under a side accord
    Canadian Environment Minister John Baird, Mexican Secretary of
Environment and Natural Resources Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, and US
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson form the
CEC's governing Council.
    Several sessions of the annual meeting will be open to the public. The
Council will also participate in a public session with presentations from
individuals and nongovernmental organizations from all three countries.
Immediately following that session, the officials will hold a news conference
at 3:45 p.m. (CDT)
    Media unable to participate in the news conference may submit questions
via e-mail to: An audio recording of the news conference will be
available from:

    Who:   Top environmental officials from Canada, Mexico and the United

    What:  News conference; open sessions; and a public meeting at the annual
           CEC Council session.

    Where: Salon Principal, Hotel Fiesta Inn, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico

    When:  Wednesday, 27 June at 3:45 p.m. (CDT)

    The CEC's Joint Public Advisory Committee will host a public workshop
entitled "Environmental Facts, Trends and Scenarios in North America" as part
of its regular session on 26 June.

For further information:

For further information: Jeff Stoub, CEC, (514) 350-4327; Lynn Brunette,
Environment Canada, (819) 953-9738; Jennifer Wood, US EPA, (202) 564-4335;
Pedro Norberto Miranda Semarnat, 52 (55) 5628-0891; For more information
regarding these events, please visit:

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