By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, Canada’s national holiday is celebrated on July 1st. Canadians across the country and around the world show their pride in their history, culture and achievements; and
WHEREAS, In June of 1868, Governor General Lord Monck signed a proclamation that requested all Her Majesty’s subjects across Canada to celebrate July 1st; and
WHEREAS, the United States and Canada share the largest trade relationship in the world, with nearly nine million U.S. jobs depending on trade and investment with Canada. In Alabama alone 111,200 jobs depend on U.S.-Canada trade and investment; and
WHEREAS, Alabama exported $4.1 billion in goods to Canada in 2016 which included transportation equipment, machinery, metal manufacturing, chemicals and electronics; and
WHEREAS, imports from Canada have also benefited Alabama’s economy. Overall trade between Alabama and Canada reached $6.2 billion in 2016 with major imports including transportation, equipment, metals and oil and gas; and
WHEREAS, the Alabama Department of Commerce is taking a trade mission to Canada May 31st through June 7th, 2017 to participate in the SEUA-CP 10th annual conference.; and
WHEREAS, Alabama and Canada’s relationship continues to grow:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim July 1st, 2017, as
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 1st day of July 2017.