CME welcomes defeat of Proposition 6 in Michigan
Published by Derek Lothian on November 07, 2012
The following statement was issued by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) President & CEO, Jayson Myers:
Last night, Michigan voters struck down an important proposition that jeopardized the construction of the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) between Detroit and Windsor – critical infrastructure connecting the world’s two most integrated economies, Canada and the United States.
Roughly one-quarter of all Canada-US trade currently flows across the aging Ambassador Bridge, creating costly bottlenecks that drive down efficiencies and undermine our ability to compete on both sides of the border.
The defeat of Proposition 6 marks a milestone in CME’s extensive efforts to advocate for the development of the new corridor, which will provide unimpeded highway-to-interstate access between Ontario and Michigan, and help put North American manufacturing in the fast lane to prosperity.
We recognize the hard work of the Canadian and Ontario governments, as well as their counterparts in the US – including Governor Snyder – in making this possible, and look forward to working with our partners in the public and private sectors to ensure this initiative proceeds promptly, transparently and fairly for both countries.