Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

August 28, 2007 09:38 ET

Media Advisory-Ontario Chamber of Commerce to Release Major Canada-Us Border Report

SARNIA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2007) - The Ontario Chamber of Commerce will release a comprehensive strategy for secure but efficient border crossings, the third in a series of reports about the crippling backlogs experienced at Canada-US border crossings and the impact on cross-border trade and travel.



WHAT: Release of major study on border congestion and comprehensive
recommendations

WHO: Len Crispino, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Chuck Chrapko, President & CEO, Blue Water Bridge Authority
Garry McDonald, President, Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce
Bob Armstrong, Armstrong Trade & Logistics Advisory Services
Inc.

WHEN: Thursday, August 30th @ 10 a.m.

WHERE: Blue Water Bridge, Sarnia/Point Edward Alexandra Ave. at
Venetian Blvd.(i) parking lot by the Blue Water Bridge

(i) In case of inclement weather, at the Travel Information Centre, 1455 Venetian Blvd.


"Our border crossings have become the chokepoints of our economy. We're seeing line ups at border crossings between Canada and the US like we haven't seen since 9/11," explains Len Crispino, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. "We urgently need a plan for action."

Tours of the Blue Water Bridge facility will be available at 11 a.m. following the announcement and on site interviews.

To schedule a post announcement one-on-one media interview, contact: Amy Terrill.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Chamber of Commerce
    Amy Terrill
    W: (416) 482-5222, ext. 241 or C: (416) 605-8205
    amyterrill@occ.on.ca