Washington Diplomat Article Highlights the Canada-U.S. Bilateral Relationship’s Ability to Turn Crisis into Opportunity, and Ongoing Commitment to Crossborder Infrastructure

The Washington Diplomat, “the flagship publication of the diplomatic community in Washington,” offers a report attesting to Canada and America’s resounding success in overcoming diplomatic hurdles on two major crossborder infrastructure projects:  (1) the Peace Bridge and (2) New International Trade Crossing.

From Larry Luxner’s July 30th article:

The two most important border crossings between the United States and Canada — which share the longest and busiest uninterrupted frontier between any two countries in the world — are the highly symbolic Peace Bridge and the Ambassador Bridge.

Yet recent plans to expand the 3,580-foot-long Peace Bridge, which links Buffalo, N.Y., and Fort Erie, Ontario, haven’t been exactly peaceful. And a long-running dispute over replacing the obsolete Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, has prompted Canada’s actual ambassador, Gary Doer, to demand immediate action — all this at a time when bilateral ties have been focused on the proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline linking the oil sands of Alberta to refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast (a project Doer has been actively lobbying for).

Read the rest of the article here.


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