Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise today and pay tribute to our local administration at Blue Water Bridge Canada.
I recently met with Congresswoman Candice Miller from Michigan, U.S. border officials, the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Blue Water Bridge Authority, and the local Canadian border services personnel to address issues that are pertinent to our crossing in Sarnia-Lambton.
One of the many issues that we discussed was the fact that although the crossing is served by both the NEXUS and the FAST programs, the hours of operation were not always convenient.
All attendees determined to address the issues and last week I am pleased to report that the NEXUS hours were increased at the Blue Water Bridge crossing.
As well as increased hours our government has announced that the application fee for NEXUS will be reduced to $50 on December 1.
Congratulations to all involved for making cross border travel more convenient for our residents.