Canada Minister of Transport: Let’s get jobs created now

Canada Minister of Transport John Baird testified in front of the Michigan Senate Transportation Committee on June 22, 2010 in full support of the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC).

Baird stated that the DRIC project is needed to boost the economies of both the U.S. and Canada by providing as many as 30,000 construction jobs, as well as increasing trade efficiency.

Two-way trade between the U.S. and Canada is nearly $2 billion per day and the Detroit-Windsor corridor handles 30 percent of trade, approximately $130 billion per year, between the U.S. and Canada.