Document Type

Border Policy Brief

Publication Date

Fall 2018


Environment, Governance, Transportation


On October 24th, 2018, the BPRI hosted a one-day forum to assess the state of cross-border collaboration between British Columbia and Washington State. The forum brought together regional experts from government, academia, and private industry to discuss the successes, barriers, and opportunities for cross-border collaboration across three ‘sectors’: transportation/infrastructure, business/economics, and the environment (see sidebar). U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen provided opening remarks about the region and Canadian Coast Guard Regional Director Brian Wooton gave a keynote address on collaboration in the marine environment. This Border Policy Brief highlights some of the findings from the forum, which illustrate the need for stronger and more structured mechanisms to support cross-border collaboration.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

International cooperation; Border crossing--Government policy--British Columbia; Border crossing--Government policy--Washington (State); Environmental policy--British Columbia; Environmental policy--Washington (State); Transportation--British Columbia; Transportation--Washington (State)

Geographic Coverage

British Columbia--Relations--Washington (State); Washington (State)--Relations--British Columbia; British Columbia--Economic policy; Washington (State)--Economic policy






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