More bridge battles

Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder agreed to a $1-billion bridge connecting Windsor and Detroit last week, lawyers are disagreeing whether the decision breaks current laws, the Canadian Press reported. Robert Sedler, a lawyer working with the owners of the Ambassador Bridge, said that Governor Snyder did not have the power to legally bind the state to the international agreement. The bridge owners are now drafting a petition to change Michigan's constitution to include the requirement of a referendum when planning construction of any new bridges between Canada and the US.

Published: Wednesday, 06/27/2012 12:00 am EDT

Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder agreed to a $1-billion bridge connecting Windsor and Detroit last week, lawyers are disagreeing whether the decision breaks current laws, the Canadian Press reported. Robert Sedler, a lawyer working with the owners of the Ambassador Bridge, said that Governor Snyder did not have the power to legally bind the state to the international agreement. The bridge owners are now drafting a petition to change Michigan's constitution to include the requirement of a referendum when planning construction of any new bridges between Canada and the US.

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