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

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

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

February 8, 2022

The Halton Hills  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 TradeGreater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
Amherstburg Chamber of CommerceGuelph Chamber of Commerce
Association québécoise de l’industrie du cannabisHalton Hills Chamber of Commerce
Beer Canada

Brampton Board of Trade

Hamilton Chamber Of Commerce
Burlington Chamber of CommerceHearth, Patio & Barbecue Association of Canada
Canada – U.S. Business AssociationHeating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada
Canada’s Accredited Zoos and AquariumsInstitute of Canadian Agencies
Canadian Agri-Food Trade AllianceLeamington District Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Airports CouncilKenora & District Chamber of Commerce
Canadian American Border Trade AllianceLincoln Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Association of Importers and ExportersLindsay + District Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Automobile Dealers AssociationLondon Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Chamber of CommerceMedtech Canada
Canadian Federation of Independent GrocersMilton Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Food Exporters Association

Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association

Mississauga Board of Trade
Canadian Meat CouncilNiagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Produce Marketing AssociationNorth American Strategy for Competitiveness, Inc.
Canadian Rental AssociationOntario Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Society of Customs BrokersOttawa Board of Trade
Canadian Steel Producers AssociationPort Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Toy AssociationQuinte West Chamber of Commerce
Chatham-Kent Chamber of CommerceRetail Council of Canada
Chemistry Industry Association of CanadaSault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
CropLife CanadaSimcoe and District Chamber of Commerce
Detroit Regional ChamberSt. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce
Electro Federation CanadaThe Barrie Chamber of Commerce
Federally Regulated Employers – Transportation and CommunicationsThe Chamber of Commerce Niagara Falls, Canada
Food, Health & Consumer Products of CanadaThe Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce
Forest Products Association of CanadaToronto Region Board of Trade
Freight Management Association of CanadaWasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce
Global Automakers of CanadaWelland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce
Greater Niagara Chamber of CommerceWest Nipissing Chamber of Commerce

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce

Wine Growers Canada

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