Gary Doer, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. had nothing but kind words about Saskatoon as he was in town as a keynote luncheon speaker for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region annual summit.
The ambassador said he was impressed by the city’s waterfront.
“When I was younger and developing our Forks (in Winnipeg) we used some of the planning from the Meewasin,” said Doer. “So, I celebrate what Saskatoon has done with their riverfront–and when I looked at it last night it looks like it’s continuing to flourish.”
Doer also noted that Saskatoon hosting PNWER was an important step for the city in terms of future U.S.-Canada relations.
“Just hosting the PNWER meeting–this is a can-do group of people from both our countries that are elected leaders, business leaders, community leaders and I think it allows us to have a very, very productive relationship based on results–not rhetoric,” said Doer.