Gov. Whitmer on Ambassador Bridge closure: ‘My message is simple: Reopen traffic on the bridge’

Gretchen Whitmer says ongoing bridge closure is ‘unacceptable’

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released a statement Thursday calling on Canadian authorities to resolve the Ambassador Bridge closure.

As the demonstration by truck drivers protesting Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate stretches into its fourth day, it’s disrupting Michigan’s economy, including the automotive industry, manufacturing, agriculture and more, according to the governor.

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Here’s Whitmer’s full statement to Canadian authorities:


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