Gordie Howe Bridge Reaching Out to Caldwell First Nation

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A pair of community update sessions on progress of the Gordie Howe International Bridge are taking place.

The first takes place Tuesday afternoon from 2-7 pm at Mackenzie Hall.

Bridge spokesperson Mark Butler says the main focus is the recently announced Community Benefits Plan.

"Community members who may not have had a chance to read the report or to attend our announcement event or who may have questions about the community benefits plan.  So specifically this time around our public information meetings both in Windsor and in Detroit will be focusing on the community benefits plan."

There will not be formal presentations but staff will be on hand.

In addition, he says the bridge is responding to criticism on the Community Benefits Plan from the Chief of the Caldwell First Nation in Leamington.

"There is opportunity for Caldwell First Nation to become involved.  In fact we are meeting with them over the next couple of weeks.  We have certainly reached out to Caldwell over the last number of years during our public consultation period. And will continue to engage with First Nations over the years to come."

The second meeting will be at the Southwest Detroit Community Office on West Vernor Highway from 2 to 7 pm on Wednesday, June 26th.