Minister Ng, Minister Champagne and Ambassador Hillman promote Canada-United States economic ties in Windsor and Detroit

March 5, 2024 – Toronto, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development; the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry; and Kirsten Hillman, Ambassador of Canada to the United States, were in Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan, today to meet with industry, labour and other key sector representatives on both sides of the border.

As the Team Canada-United States engagement strategy co-leads, they participated in a Canada-United States Business Association round table at which they heard from Detroit-Windsor region business community leaders with a particular interest in cross-border trade.

They also met with Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit, and Garlin Gilchrist II, Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, to discuss future economic and trade development opportunities.

In addition, Minister Champagne visited the world headquarters of the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, while Minister Ng and Ambassador Hillman met with labour and industry representatives at the Unifor regional office in Windsor to discuss the importance of a more sustainable, fair and globally competitive economy for workers.

Ministers Ng and Champagne and Ambassador Hillman concluded their visit with a tour of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, one of the largest Canada-United States infrastructure projects in history.

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