当前位置:首页 > > Protesters blocking U.S. border in Windsor, Ont., 'will not be tolerated' for long: Mayor_freckle removal cream woolworths

Protesters blocking U.S. border in Windsor, Ont., 'will not be tolerated' for long: Mayor_freckle removal cream woolworths

2022-08-14 02:19:33 [] 来源:
Protesters blocking U.S. border in Windsor, Ont., 'will not be tolerated' for long: MayorIf protesters continue to block traffic at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ont., it will have "a huge impact on the Canadian economy," says the city's mayor.

Social Sharing

Demonstrators against pandemic restrictions have been at the bridge for 2 days

CBC Radio(Chris Ensing/CBC)7:01Protesters blocking U.S. border in Windsor, Ont., 'will not be tolerated' for long: Mayor

Story Transcript

If protesters continue to block traffic at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ont., it will have "a huge impact on the Canadian economy," says the city's mayor.

Dozens of people protesting pandemic restrictions have gathered in vehicles near the bridge that connects Windsor to Michigan, one of the busiest U.S. border crossings in the country.

Windsor police said Tuesday that some U.S.-bound traffic is moving, but vehicles into Canada still can't get through.

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens, who is also the chair of the Windsor Police Services Board, says authorities are working on a non-violent solution to get traffic flowing again. Here is part of his conversation with As It Happensguest host Peter Armstrong.

As you watched your city become the next site of these border protests yesterday and the sound of honking filled the air, what went through your mind?

I thought it was just a matter of time before the convoy would reach the city of Windsor, recognizing we're home to the busiest commercial border crossing between the United States and Canada, and a full one-third of trade between our two nations crosses right here.

Has the city or the police been able to approach the people at the front of this and say, "OK, what are your demands? How do we end this?"

Police have been working very diligently with a lot of the protesters to try and find a pathway that allows them to express themselves and continue to protest while recognizing that they're doing it at the foot of the busiest border crossing between the United States and Canada. 

WATCH | Protesters tell CBC News why they're halting traffic at the bridge: 

Protesters say they're 'fed up' with COVID-19 restrictions

1 day agoDuration 1:02Protesters tell CBC News they are fed up with COVID-19 restrictions and feel they have no option but to demonstrate for their freedoms.(Chris Ensing/CBC)

A lot of Windsor residents, people, cross that bridge daily to go to and come [back from] work. How many people in Windsor are not able to get to their jobs on the other side of the bridge?

In normal times, when there was no pandemic, we had about 6,000 people a day who lived in Windsor and crossed for work over to Michigan. The pandemic scaled that back considerably. But on our lowest day, we still see about 1,200 people who cross from Windsor into Detroit, most of whom work in health care.

We are the automotive capital of Canada, and so is Detroit on their side of the U.S. And the supply chains are so tightly integrated on the business side, on the human capital side, that people will often say that [when] a vehicle that rolls off the finish line at an assembly plant, the parts that went into the production of that vehicle have crossed the border on average of six times.

There are a lot of mouths that are fed, a lot of families that are fed because of smooth and efficient border crossings going into the United States and coming into Canada, which speaks to the urgent need to make sure that we get this border crossing open sooner rather than later.

WATCH | Protest blocking bridge 'cannot be allowed to continue,' says Windsor's mayor: 

Protest closing bridge 'cannot be allowed to continue,' Windsor mayor says

1 day agoDuration 6:39The Ambassador Bridge is Canada's busiest international border crossing, says Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens, and the protest that is largely shutting it down cannot be allowed to last long as the bridge is a 'vital backbone to Canada's economy.'Inuit students, Nunavut MP avoid downtown Ottawa amid ongoing convoy protest

(责任编辑:)

推荐文章
热点阅读