US-Canadian Border Crossing

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Ambassador Bridge (Photo: Mike Russell/Wiki Commons)

You may not have noticed but last week something called the "Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan" went into effect. North America's busiest trading partners, the US and Canada, inked the deal. Among other things, the action plan governs border crossings. So, there's one border crossing we'd like you to name. This suspension bridge over the Detroit River was built in 1929. 10,000 vehicles travel across it on a typical day. That includes trucks carrying a quarter of all merchandise that goes to and from the US and Canada, amounting to a $ 100 billion a year. All that makes this bridge one of the busiest international border crossings in North America. Can you name it? The answer is the Ambassador Bridge linking the US and Canada. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Toronto Star reporter Mitch Potter about a Canada government proposal to use an Act of Parliament to move forward with building a bigger and better bridge at the international Detroit-Windsor border crossing.
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