Ambassador Bridge

New Crossing To The U.S. Under Attack In Court

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - An attempt to stall a major bridge project between Canada and the United States is now in the hands of an American judge after two days o...

Hands Off Our Education, First Nations Tell Ottawa

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations finds himself in the difficult spot of supporting a Harper government bill that one of hi...

New Windsor-Detroit Bridge Won't Be Cheap

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Ottawa is giving a boost to southwestern Ontario's battered manufacturing sector with more than $1 billion in spending over the next two year...

U.S. OKs New Bridge To Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Business

LANSING, Mich. - President Barack Obama's approval of a proposed bridge linking Canada and the U.S. represents a major project milestone, Canadian Lab...

The Economic Cost of Idle No More

Steve Lafleur | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

Protestors associated with the Idle No More movement disrupted traffic to the Ambassador Bridge today. The disruption was planned from 11a.m. to 2p.m. While disrupting traffic may seem harmless enough, it comes with substantial costs.

Protests Blocks Ambassador Bridge Entrance

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Impact

WINDSOR, Ont. - Several hundred protesters have blocked an entrance to the Ambassador Bridge as part of a day of action to show support for Canada's F...

Protesters Block Bridges, Slow Traffic

CBC | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Politics

First Nations demonstrators stopped passenger railway traffic lines between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal today, while others stalled major highways an...

Canada And The US Need This Bridge Now. Get The Facts.

Gary Doer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Gary Doer

On June 15, Prime Minister Harper and Governor Snyder agreed to build a publicly owned bridge between Windsor and Detroit. Fully one quarter of Canada-U.S. trade in goods crosses here, making it the most important bridge crossing in the world. If Michigan votes for Proposal 6, this bridge could be stopped. The rationale for this bridge is clear. It saw more than $120 billion worth of trade cross over it in 2011. This is fully one quarter of Canada-U.S. trade in goods, making it the most important bridge crossing in the world. There have been a number of misleading advertisements about the bridge and its costs -- here are the facts:

Border Crossing Owner Slams Harper's 'Anti-American Law'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Business

The company that owns the busiest border crossing between the U.S. and Canada has struck out at the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and it...

U.S. Anti-Tax Icon Works To Stop New U.S.-Canada Bridge

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Business

The godfather of U.S. Republican anti-tax orthodoxy is joining forces with a Michigan billionaire to stop the construction of a new Canada-U.S. bridge...

Bomb Threat Closes Border Bridge

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada

DETROIT - A bomb threat led authorities to close one of the busiest bridge-crossings between the U.S. and Canada on Monday, just four days after a sim...

Does Michigan Need a $550M Gift From the Canadian Taxpayer?

David Gratzer | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Business
David Gratzer

In mid-June, the federal government committed every Canadian man, woman and child to pay $15.79 to create jobs and build infrastructure in Michigan whose per capita income is nearly the same as Canada's. Weeks later, nobody here seems to have noticed. The foreign aid will cover that state's costs for a multi-billion dollar bridge project linking Michigan and Ontario. But this deal is a little too sweet for Michigan...

A Bridge Tea Partiers Should Throw Themselves Off

David Frum | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada
David Frum

It's just a toll booth on a bridge -- but it symbolizes the challenges to Canadians of living next-door to an increasingly dysfunctional American political system: The Ambassador Bridge over the Detroit River is the busiest Canada-U.S. border crossing, and shippers fear that the bridge's capacity will soon be overwhelmed. Unfortunately, The existing Ambassador bridge is privately owned, and the main owner -- Forbes 400 member Manuel Maroun -- does not welcome competition.

What Delayed the Detroit Bridge? Stubborn Waters

Christopher Sands | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Business
Christopher Sands

Today Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper comes to Michigan to conclude a deal that will see a new bridge built across the Detroit River. It is the culmination of years of tough negotiations and bickering. Why? After all, Michigan trades more with Canada than any other state.

A New Link For North America's Busiest Commerical Crossing

CBC | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Business

CBC News in Windsor has confirmed with multiple sources that Canada has reached an agreement with Michigan’s governor to build a new in...

Harper Promises New Windsor Bridge

CBC | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada Business

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is determined to get a new bridge built between Windsor and Detroit. He is also frustrated with...

Female U.S. Border Guards Accused Of 'Sexual Molestation'

CBC | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada

Three Canadian women filed lawsuits Tuesday alleging "sexual molestation" by U.S. female border guards at the Canada-U.S. border near Win...

The Biggest Story of 2011 for me? Osama bin Laden is Dead.

Christopher Sands | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

The terrorist attacks had a profound effect on me, and on the way that the world looked to me. The U.S.-Canadian relationship changed profoundly at that moment, struck by a monster who had probably never thought about it. My career as an American Canada-watcher changed that day, too.

6 In 10 Michigan Voters Oppose New U.S.-Canada Crossing

AP | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Business

Results of a recently released poll show that likely Michigan voters oppose a plan for a proposed new bridge backed by Gov. Rick Snyder between Detroi...

Protesters Temporarily Shut Down Windsor-Detroit Bridge

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Business

Occupy Detroit protesters joined forces with local Michigan activist groups Thursday to block a major U.S.-Canada border crossing during rush hour. ...

Michigan Kills New Windsor-Detroit Bridge

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Business

The fate of a proposed new bridge connecting Windsor with Detroit that Ottawa has called the country's "number one national infrastructure priority" i...

Billionaire U.S. Brothers Work To Block New U.S.-Canada Bridge

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada Business

Two billionaire brothers who have become heroes to America's libertarian movement and bogeymen to America's left are backing an effort to prevent a ne...