Southern Half with American steel; Northern Half supplied by China or India
OTTAWA - The Canadian government is threatening to block a U.S. construction project in British Columbia after the state of Alaska rejected Ottawa's demands that it ditch the project's Buy America restrictions.
International Trade Minister Ed Fast says an order was signed today under the Foreign Extraterritorial Measures Act regarding Alaska's plan to build a new ferry terminal in Prince Rupert exclusively with American iron and steel.
The New International Trade Crossing (NITC), or Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC), is an international construction project and committee between Canada and the United States to create a new border crossing over the Detroit River. The crossing, as proposed, will connect Detroit and Windsor by linking Interstate 75 and Interstate 94 in Michigan with the new Windsor–Essex Parkway connection to Highway 401 in Ontario. This route will provide uninterrupted traffic flow, as opposed to the current configuration with the nearby Ambassador Bridge, which connects to city streets on the Canadian side.
'Buy America' hasn't blockaded the Alaska contract on Canadian Soil. Canada's Foreign Extraterritorial Measures Act has.