Mich. gov.: Bridge would strengthen ties to Canada

By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
Associated Press

By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN Associated Press8:55 a.m. CDT, October 18, 2011

EAST LANSING, Mich.—

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday he wants to strengthen economic ties with Canada, adding that one of the best ways to make that happen is to build a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

The New International Trade Crossing is “critically important” to expanding international trade between the U.S. and Canada, the governor told the Great Lakes International Trade and Transport Hub Summit at Michigan State University. He added that he wants an expanded partnership with Canada that includes nearby states, such as Indiana and Ohio, and that can boost the entire region’s economy.