Premier Dalton McGuinty Committed to the New International Trade Crossing

Premier Dalton McGuinty talks in Windsor, Ontario on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, about the New International Trade Crossing.

Taxpayers Against Monopolies Releases New Anti-Proposal 6 TV Ad

Taxpayers Against Monopolies released a new TV ad opposing Proposal 6 and billionaire Manuel “Matty” Moroun’s attempt to buy his way into the Michigan Constitution.

You can watch the 30 second ad below.

VIDEO: New International Trade Crossing – Michigan’s Bridge to the Future

On June 15, 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor Rick Snyder announced an agreement between Canada and Michigan to build a new publicly owned bridge between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. The crossing agreement establishes the framework for Canada’s and Michigan’s roles and responsibilities for the construction, financing operation and maintenance of the new international crossing.

VIDEO: Consul General of Canada speaks about the economic importance of the new Detroit-Windsor bridge

On October 15, Consul General Roy Norton spoke to the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber about the importance of the New International Trade Crossing (NITC), the positive economic impact it would have on Michigan and Canada, and the misinformation campaign that is being waged by billionaire Manuel “Matty” Moroun. You can watch the entire video below.

Behind the scenes at WJR

Governor Rick Snyder guest-hosted the Paul W. Smith Show today and took a short break to talk with Fox 2 and Channel 7 about Proposal 6 and the new bridge to Canada.

VIDEO: PROPOSAL SIX – A Billionaire’s Special Interest Monopoly Standing in the Way

Originally posted by Governor Rick Snyder

If there’s one proposal we’ve heard a lot about, it’s Proposal Six.

On the surface, the issue is about the New International Trade Crossing – the new bridge to Canada. But if you dig deeper, you’ll see that Proposal Six would have even more far-reaching consequences.

While he proposal is intended to protect one company’s monopoly on truck crossings between Detroit and Canada, it was sloppily written and jeopardizes ANY bridge under construction today that won’t be completed by January 1, 2012, or any bridge built thereafter.

We need the new bridge to Canada – and modern infrastructure – if we want to reinvent Michigan and bring more and better jobs to our state.

Thanks to an iron-clad agreement, we can build a new bridge to Canada without any cost to Michigan taxpayers. The project will help industries all across our state grow stronger which would lead to important long term job creation. In the short term, it will help create 10,000 new construction jobs.

The new bridge will be a great benefit for our state, and we shouldn’t let one billionaire and his special interest monopoly get in the way.

Michigan State University political scientist Sarah Reckhow discusses the bridge issue

Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun has funded a massive campaign against Gov. Rick Snyder’s efforts to build a second bridge from Detroit to Canada. Michigan State University political scientist Sarah Reckhow discusses the issue.