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Canadian, U.S. business associations call for immediate action to open Ambassador Bridge

February 8, 2022

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce joined business groups on both sides of the Canadian and U.S. border to issue the following statement calling for the Ambassador Bridge’s swift reopening.

The below listed business associations issued the following statement regarding the closing of the Ambassador Bridge today amid protesting blockades.

“Business associations on both sides of the border are calling for a swift and immediate clearing of the Windsor-Detroit Ambassador Bridge blockade and a timely re-opening of the bridge. The group also urges the federal, provincial, state, and local governments to work collaboratively to deliver rapid solutions to the illegal blockages of traffic, which now include the Ambassador bridge and the crossing between Coutts, Alberta and Sweet Grass, Montana.

The Ambassador Bridge is the busiest trade crossing in North America and a vital enabler of our two economies. Given the importance of ensuring that the supply of food, medical products and industrial goods can continue, the disruption at the Ambassador Bridge is an attack on the well-being of our citizens and the businesses that employ them.

As our economies emerge from the impacts of the pandemic, we cannot allow any group to undermine the  cross-border trade that supports families on both sides of the border.

We stand ready to provide whatever assistance may be required to expedite a speedy re-opening of the Ambassador Bridge.”

1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce  Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce Guelph Chamber of Commerce
Association québécoise de l’industrie du cannabis Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce
Beer Canada

Brampton Board of Trade

Hamilton Chamber Of Commerce
Burlington Chamber of Commerce Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association of Canada
Canada – U.S. Business Association Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada
Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Institute of Canadian Agencies
Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance Leamington District Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Airports Council Kenora & District Chamber of Commerce
Canadian American Border Trade Alliance Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Lindsay + District Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Automobile Dealers Association London Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Chamber of Commerce Medtech Canada
Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Milton Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Food Exporters Association

Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association

Mississauga Board of Trade
Canadian Meat Council Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Produce Marketing Association North American Strategy for Competitiveness, Inc.
Canadian Rental Association Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Society of Customs Brokers Ottawa Board of Trade
Canadian Steel Producers Association Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Toy Association Quinte West Chamber of Commerce
Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce Retail Council of Canada
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
CropLife Canada Simcoe and District Chamber of Commerce
Detroit Regional Chamber St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce
Electro Federation Canada The Barrie Chamber of Commerce
Federally Regulated Employers – Transportation and Communications The Chamber of Commerce Niagara Falls, Canada
Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada The Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce
Forest Products Association of Canada Toronto Region Board of Trade
Freight Management Association of Canada Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce
Global Automakers of Canada Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce
Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce
The Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce
Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce
Wine Growers Canada
Woodstock District Chamber of Commerce
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