East Chicago State Representative Earl Harris has been appointed to the Indiana House Midwest-Canada Relations Committee. The committee established in 1991 is a forum between eleven states and their counterparts from the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan to share and discuss ideas and mutual concerns, including law enforcement, border security and Great Lakes ports.
More recently, the committee has focused on trade-related issues, North American relations, and efforts to build an international bridge between Detroit and Windsor. “I’m honored to be appointed to this committee,” said Harris. “I look forward to working with my counterparts from other states and Canadian provinces to learn best practices and to discuss the issues that affect our communities. This is a great opportunity to share ideas with our neighbors.” Harris also will serve on the committee with Reps. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) and Dennis Zent (R-Angola).