Canada has a new Consul General in Detroit. Douglas George has more than 30 years of experience in Canada’s foreign service, including working on the creation of the World Trade Organization and representing his country in places like Jamaica and Kuwait.
Governor Rick Snyder and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper have officially signed a deal to build a second bridge crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.
The deal comes after years of battling over creating a second bridge with the owners of the existing Ambassador Bridge pushing to build a second span near their site. The state legislature forbade Snyder from using Michigan taxpayer’s money to build a new bridge without legislator’s approval.
But Snyder says Canada will cover the cost of construction.