Sauer Joins International Trade Delegation in Quebec

Rep. Sauer speaking with the President of the Quebec
National Assembly, Jacques Chagnon.
This weekend, State Representative Nick Sauer (R-Lake Barrington) joined House and Senate colleagues as part of a special delegation from Illinois for an international trade conference in Quebec, Canada. The trade conference was organized by the National Conference of State Legislatures, which supports the work of state legislatures across the country through various efforts, such as policy education conferences.

“In today’s globally interconnected world, international trade in a critical component to the success of Illinois’ economy,” said Sauer. “This conference provided an excellent opportunity to speak directly with leaders from our largest trade partners about the positive impact of our current trade policies and how restructuring NAFTA can benefit us even more.”

During the conference, legislators and provincial leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico participated in educational seminars and trilateral talks about the current impact of trade between various U.S. states and their counterparts in Canada and Mexico. Considering that Canada is Illinois’ largest international trading partner and Mexico is the state’s second largest partner, the conference was particularly valuable to Sauer and his Illinois colleagues.

Sauer and members of the Illinois delegation were also treated to a special tour by the President of the Quebec National Assembly. The tour included the room where President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill began planning the D-Day invasion of World War II.

Just before his departure for Quebec, Sauer became a Shavee of the St. Baldrick’s Headshave for Cures effort to raise funds and awareness about childhood cancers and proudly showed off his freshly shaved head during the conference. More than $1,500 was raised to support childhood cancer research.

For more information about the National Conference of State Legislatures, visit: http://www.ncsl.org/.

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