Corey Mock selected to tour Canada for leadership program
North Dakota's minority leader in the state House is headed to Canada for a leadership program.
Rep. Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks, is one of six state legislators from Alaska, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska who will participate in the Rising State Leaders program, a six-day educational working tour hosted by the Embassy of Canada, according to a news release.
"I am humbled by the invitation to participate in the Embassy of Canada's Rising State Leaders Program," Mock said in a statement.
Mock and the other lawmakers will visit several cities across Canada, including Vancouver and Calgary. They will meet with Canadian legislators and business leaders in an effort to "underscore the importance of U.S.-Canada cooperation in the realms of trade, border security and economic development," the release said.
"Canada is our state's largest trading partner, with over $4 billion worth of North Dakota goods exported to Canadian markets every year," Mock said. "Especially in a time where relations between the two countries seem to be strained, I want to share North Dakota's perspective on important issues like trade, border security, and energy production."
The tour begins Monday.