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Michigan governor urges Canada to reopen key bridge, resolve blockade

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By Reuters
Michigan governor urges Canada to reopen key bridge, resolve blockade
Michigan governor urges Canada to reopen key bridge, resolve blockade   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

WASHINGTON – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday called on Canada to reopen a key bridge to traffic that has been snarled by large protests by truckers. 

Whitmer urged Canada to take steps to restore traffic on the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor that is crucial to the flow of auto parts and other goods.

“It is imperative that Canadian local, provincial, and national governments de-escalate this economic blockade. They must take all necessary and appropriate steps to immediately and safely reopen traffic,” Whitmer said, noting the protests are already impacting Michigan auto production.