Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MP Gord Brown made that quip on Tuesday after taking the helm of two boating-related business items on Parliament Hill.
On Monday, a bill that allows American boaters to cruise into Canadian waters without having to check in with Customs passed by a voice vote in the House of Commons.
Bill S-233, which originated in the Senate with Senator Bob Runciman, returned to the Red Chamber Tuesday for yet another vote, this time a minor amendment addressing a typo. It passed later that afternoon and is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law next week.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Water Music NY, a seven-day event with the Albany Symphony spanning the length of the Erie Canal to celebrate the canal’s bicentennial. The Albany Symphony will perform seven world premieres from July 2 to July 8 in a unique cross-regional experience that will highlight vibrant communities, emerging artistic talent and the power of the arts.
(Left to Right) Hans Wahl, president of the BIA, Drew Wickham Boat Show Manager, Jeffery Freedman, Power Squadron, Gene Little Coast Guard Auxiliary
Central New York Boat Show
For ages 10 through 17 only.
Saturday February 18, 2017
9:00 – 5:00
Package includes 3 admission passes
Number of Students is Limited
Contact New York Sea Grant at
Meets all requirements for New York State Mandatory boater education.
Professional instruction by certified instructors of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Upon successful completion students will receive permanent certification card.