The Detroit Free Press article discussing the claim that Chinese steel as the last point of dispute between the United States and Canada presents an interesting issue. Where did this information come from? Clearly Canada is not worried about what type of steel is involved, rather, it simply wants to get this project done as soon as possible.
This makes sense for the owners in the area. They have suffered through this uncertainly for ten years and it is time that the project is approved and initiated!
Canada’s consul general in Detroit said this morning that a supposed issue over using Chinese steel to build a new bridge to Windsor was “a fiction, a poorly informed report.”
“I don’t know who the source of the report was …. They clearly aren’t informed about Canadian government procurement policy…,“ Consul General Roy B. Norton said at a breakfast meeting of a group of leaders from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties -- and Canada.
Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, appearing on the panel, said the Detroit River International Crossing, which Gov. Rick Snyder is now negotiating to construct, will be built.