Thursday, October 04, 2007

Ya gotta like a guy like this

The more I learn about Industry Minister Jim Prentice, the more impressed I am.
Minister 'surprised' by border delay
CanWest News Service
Published: 1:50 am

WINDSOR, Ont. - Canadian Industry Minister Jim Prentice had himself shipped across the Windsor-Detroit border "like an auto part" on Wednesday to find out what kind of barriers Canadian export goods are subjected to en route to the U.S.

His verdict: Prentice was "extremely surprised" the federal government hasn't addressed Windsor's border situation.

Prentice found himself cooling his heels for 45 minutes on the U.S. side of the Ambassador Bridge in the cab of a transport truck headed to Michigan. The truck he rode in was even in an express lane. Prior to 9/11, the same border crossing used to take about five minutes.

"I learned a lot," said Prentice.