Opinion

Gordie Howe, Confederation and Champlain: one of these bridges is not like the other

The question the Government of Canada must ask, and answer, is whether the policy of a toll-free Champlain Bridge makes any financial sense to anyone. And why are Canadians being treated differently depending upon where they live?

Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi, pictured in this file photo, confirmed in reply to a question in the Senate that the new Gordie Howe Bridge in Windsor, Ont., currently estimated in media reports to cost up to $4.8-billion, will have a toll. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By SENATOR PERCY DOWNE

PUBLISHED : Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM

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