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Fri May 11, 2012
Gov. Snyder says recent bridge discussion with Canadian officials "a good meeting"
Governor Rick Snyder declined to say a lot about his recent meeting with Canadian officials about the proposed new Detroit-Windsor bridge.
The high level, closed door meeting took place in Windsor on Thursday.
Snyder would only say it was a “good meeting”.
"We continue to have dialogue…and as I’ve said from day one…I’m continuing to work on getting a bridge built," says Snyder, "Because it is in the interest of more and better jobs in Michigan. It’s about more and better trade. And so we’re going to continue working on getting the new international trade crossing done.”
The governor says he hopes to make progress on the bridge project in “the near term.”
The owners of the Ambassador Bridge have been funding a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign against the proposed new bridge.
Last year, the Michigan legislature rejected a proposal that would have had Canada loan Michigan a half billion dollars for its share of the construction costs.