No Bridges Were Burned in the Making of This Episode
Seeing as the border between Detroit and Windsor is one of the busiest ports of entry along the Canada-U.S. border, the lack of modernized crossing paths at this border is a cause for concern for bilateral supply chains, tourism, and transportation. To remedy this, both governments proposed the construction of a new bridge, now known as the Gordie Howe Bridge. However, things have not been smooth sailing, as the development has faced heavy resistance from interest groups and stakeholders. To speak on the trials and tribulations of the development of the Gordie Howe Bridge is the Hon. Lisa Raitt, who is currently serving as Vice-Chair for Global Investment Banking at CIBC, a global fellow at the Canada Institute, and on the CABC Advisory Board. We are also joined by Dr. Roy Norton, a career foreign service officer who is also a Global Fellow at the Canada Institute, as well as a Resident Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
Bound by common geopolitical interests and strong economic and cultural ties, Canada and the United States enjoy the world's most successful bilateral relationship. The Wilson Center's Canada Institute is the only public policy forum in the world dedicated to the full spectrum of Canada-U.S. issues. The Canada Institute is a global leader for policymakers, academics and business leaders to engage in non-partisan, informed dialogue about the current and future state of the relationship. Read more