The busiest international crossing in the United States is in Detroit. Each year more than $200 billion worth of trade crosses the border there. Those trucks drive across the Ambassador Bridge--which is privately owned. The bridge is old and congested.
This week, the Front and Center series looked at how workers in the Great Lakes region have been weathering the recession. Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio has been traveling in Ontario, comparing the lot of Canadians and Americans.
Front and Center continues this week with a look across the Canada-U.S. border. One of the questions being asked is why communities on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes region seemed to be faring so much better economically than cities and workers on the U.S. side.
Canada is balking at President Obama's jobs bill, saying it hurts both nations. The President's jobs bill provides over $100 billion for infrastructure like schools and roads. It also requires that all the steel, iron and manufactured goods used come from American firms."
Today, we return to our occasional Here, There series with a look at arts funding around the world.Canada’s population is concentrated along the border with the United States, which remains its dominant cultural influence.