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  • Open Letter from Canadian Businesses to Elected Representatives

  • The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is deeply concerned about recent closures and blockades at Canada / U.S. points of entry. The blockades raise significant concerns about stalled economic activity and further supply chain disruptions.
    Earlier this week, business associations (including the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce) on both sides of the border called for an immediate clearing of blockade and a timely re-opening of the Ambassador Bridge. The group also urged the federal, provincial, state, and local governments to work collaboratively to deliver rapid solutions to the illegal blockages of traffic at points across the county.
    Canada's border crossings are vital enablers of both Canadian and American economies, and are vital to ensuring that the supply of food, medical products, and industrial goods can continue. They are essential to the well-being of all Canadians and the businesses that employ them.
    As our economies emerge from the impacts of the pandemic, we should not allow any group to undermine the cross-border trade that supports families on both sides of the border.

    Today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce issued the following open letter and recommendations to elected representatives across Canada.

    Click HERE to read the letter (links to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce website).


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