Media Advisory - Ontario Chamber of Commerce to release major Canada-US border report



    SARNIA, ON, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - 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.(*) parking lot by the Blue Water
            Bridge

            (*) 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 416-482-5222 ext. 241, amyterrill@occ.on.ca





For further information:

For further information: Amy Terrill, (416) 482-5222, ext. 241, cell
(416) 605-8205, amyterrill@occ.on.ca


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