Canadian, US business associations call for immediate action to open Ambassador Bridge

(OTTAWA) – February 8, 2022 – The below listed business associations issued the following statement regarding the closing of the Ambassador Bridge today amid protesting blockades.

“Business associations on both sides of the border are calling for a swift and immediate clearing of the Windsor-Detroit Ambassador Bridge blockade and a timely re-opening of the bridge. The group also urges the federal, provincial, state, and local governments to work collaboratively to deliver rapid solutions to the illegal blockages of traffic, which now include the Ambassador Bridge and the crossing between Coutts, Alberta and Sweet Grass, Montana.

The Ambassador Bridge is the busiest trade crossing in North America and a vital enabler of our two economies. Given the importance of ensuring that the supply of food, medical products and industrial goods can continue, the disruption at the Ambassador Bridge is an attack on the well-being of our citizens and the businesses that employ them.

As our economies emerge from the impacts of the pandemic, we cannot allow any group to undermine the cross-border trade that supports families on both sides of the border.

We stand ready to provide whatever assistance may be required to expedite a speedy re-opening of the Ambassador Bridge.”

1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce 

Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade

Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce

Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce

Guelph Chamber of Commerce

Association québécoise de l’industrie du cannabis

Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce

Beer Canada

Hamilton Chamber Of Commerce

Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association of Canada

Canada – U.S. Business Association

Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada

Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

Institute of Canadian Agencies

Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance

Leamington District Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Airports Council

Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

Canadian American Border Trade Alliance

Lindsay + District Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters

London Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Automobile Dealers Association

Medtech Canada

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Milton Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers

Mississauga Board of Trade

Canadian Food Exporters Association

Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Meat Council

North American Strategy for Competitiveness, Inc.

Canadian Produce Marketing Association

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Rental Association

Ottawa Board of Trade

Canadian Society of Customs Brokers

Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Steel Producers Association

Quinte West Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Toy Association

Retail Council of Canada

Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Simcoe and District Chamber of Commerce

CropLife Canada

St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce

Detroit Chamber of Commerce

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce

Electro Federation Canada

The Brampton Board of Trade

Federally Regulated Employers – Transportation and Communications

The Chamber of Commerce Niagara Falls, Canada

Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada

The Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce

Forest Products Association of Canada

Toronto Region Board of Trade

Freight Management Association of Canada

Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce

Global Automakers of Canada

Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce

Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce


The Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce


Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce


Wine Growers Canada


Woodstock District Chamber of Commerce

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