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Ottawa, Ontario, February 8, 2019— The Government of Canada is making important infrastructure investments that are helping create good middle-class jobs, promote trade and productivity, and grow the economy. The Gordie Howe International Bridge will support economic growth by improving connections between Canada and the U.S. and enabling the continuous flow of people and goods through a safe, secure and efficient Windsor-Detroit trade corridor.
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that the Government of Canada has launched an open, transparent and merit-based selection process to seek applications from diverse and qualified Canadians from across the country to fill the position of Member of the International Authority for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.
The International Authority is a joint Canada-Michigan governance entity responsible for overseeing compliance with the Crossing Agreement signed by Canada and Michigan for the bridge project.
The Government is looking for applicants who have a significant leadership background at the senior executive level, experience with Canada-U.S. bi-national initiatives, and a proven ability to foster strong relationships.
Applications for this opportunity can be submitted through the Government of Canada’s Governor in Council Appointments website.
“The Government of Canada is looking for a talented and experienced individual to serve as a Member of the International Authority. This person will play a vital role in ensuring the Gordie Howe International Bridge project continues to move forward to its successful completion by overseeing project compliance and fostering strong relationships with stakeholders and partners.”
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
- The Gordie Howe International Bridge project between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan is being delivered through a public- private partnership (P3) by Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), a not-for-profit Canadian Crown corporation. WDBA is responsible for overseeing and managing the construction and operation of the new crossing.
- The Gordie Howe International Bridge will ensure direct connectivity with existing highway networks on both sides of the border and will have enhanced border infrastructure to help move goods and travelers quickly and efficiently while ensuring safety and security. It is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024.
- This appointment will be made under the Government of Canada’s new approach to Governor in Council appointments. This approach supports open, transparent and merit-based selection processes that strive for gender parity and reflect Canada’s diversity, to support Ministers in making appointment recommendations for positions within their portfolio by providing them with information and referrals.
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Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
ann-clara.vaillancourt [at] canada.ca