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Stephen Harper to be in Windsor, Ont., amid speculation of 2nd bridge to Detroit

Vehicles cross the Ambassador Bridge as viewed from Windsor, Ontario, Monday, June 1, 2009. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be in Windsor, Ont., and Detroit on Friday amid speculation he will be helping announce a new bridge between the two border cities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Dave Chidley
June 14, 2012 - 12:59 PM

WINDSOR, Ont. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be in Windsor, Ont., and Detroit on Friday amid speculation he will be helping announce a new bridge between the two border cities.

A release from Harper's office says the prime minister will take part in announcements and a signing ceremony along with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the Canadian and U.S. ambassadors and cabinet members from the two countries.

The announcement will take place in Windsor at 12:45 p.m. and be followed by a signing ceremony at 3:15 p.m. in Detroit.

The Ontario Trucking Association is among those who have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of a second bridge.

Association President David Bradley says he's glad to see things are in motion.

About one-quarter of all Canada-U.S. trade currently flows across the Ambassador Bridge. But the bridge is close to 100 years old and bottlenecks are not uncommon. (The Canadian Press, CKLW)

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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