BRIAN MASSE STATEMENT ON PRESIDENTIAL PERMIT:

With the issuing of the Presidential Permit for the new public crossing connecting Windsor-Detroit we have cleared an important hurdle in the process to add meaningful and necessary border capacity through our region. This is a significant next step and I am happy to see this project moving forward.

As we enter into this next phase we need to ensure that our investment develops into a signature infrastructure project that yields economic benefits for the host communities as well as the entire North American economy.

I will continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure that the new crossing is accountable to the public and enhances the economic, environmental and cultural prosperity and partnership of both Canada and the United and our regional border community.