March 6, 2017
SO-31 : Gordie Howe Bridge
Mr. Speaker, I really do appreciate the member for London north centre. She lives in the same part of the world as I do, and we know how important it is to have clearance at the border. Our industries rely on that. We have many pieces of equipment that go back and forth across that border on a regular basis, so the pre-clearance is essential.
Our Conservative government obviously took a major role in that and committed to putting in the Gordie Howe bridge, that will certainly enhance the industry in my riding and also the industry in the city of London, which this member represents.
I have a serious concern. I wonder if there has been any discussion about when and if we legalize marijuana what the Americans would do about that, because now we know that the border crossing gets thick, and frequently members drive trucks with shipments. When they admit to being users of marijuana, they get shut down at the border.
I am wondering if there have been discussions with the American government about that particular issue because it will thicken the border.