The Canadian consul Roy Norton said this morning that local news reports of steel sourcing being an obstacle to agreement between the Canadian and Michigan authorities over the new toll bridge were "a fiction." Where the Canadians buy best value and American policy is to use expensive local steel, there has to be a "hybrid set of rules" in a binational project, and both sides accept that, he said.
“Anybody familiar with the discussions knows that there is no such
issue as Chinese steel. Chinese steel is not going to be used in the project.”
Michigan Governor to have plan for new toll bridge in Detroit "within weeks" despite legislature's bar and slight trafficBy Peter Samuel on June 2, 2012
2012-06-01: Reporters hobnobbing with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder at a three day Mackinac Policy Conference on a resort island in Lake Huron this week ended up reporting that a plan to bypass a resistant legislature over a new toll bridge (known by the initials NITC or DRC) will be announced shortly.