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Statement: New International Trade Crossing critical infrastructure for cross-border trade

Published by Stephanie Brooks on June 15, 2012

The following statement was issued by Jayson Myers, president and CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME):

On behalf of CME and our membership, I am proud to announce the joint agreement between Canada and the United States for the construction of a New International Trade Crossing (NITC) between Windsor and Detroit – critical infrastructure for an important trade route. This bridge will lead to the creation of 10,000 immediate and future jobs benefitting both our economies, in addition to facilitating trade and reducing costly congestion. It is a move that will provide crucial support for Canadian manufacturers and exporters, and enhance Canada-US trade relations. 

CME has played an active leadership role in pursuing this agreement with the State of Michigan, the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council, the Government of Canada, Queen's Park, and the City of Windsor. CME has also fought to ensure solely Canadian or American steel and iron are procured for the construction of the crossing.  

Without a doubt, today marks an important day in economic progress for Ontario and for Canada. By modernizing the most important trade corridor between the world's most integrated economies, we have stood up for manufacturers who are so integral to our success here at home and on the global stage.

Also read: Finalizing deal for Detroit-Windsor bridge critical to Canadian manufacturing (News release; Tuesday, June 12, 2012)

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