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Trucker Protests Will Only Worsen Supply-Chain Woes, Bank of Canada Says

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Bridge Blockade: Truckers Cut Off Traffic Into Canada

The Bank of Canada is warning that an extended shutdown of the Ambassador Bridge to Detroit and other U.S. border crossings blocked by anti-vaccine-mandate protests would hurt the economy.

“We’ve already got a strained global supply chain, we don’t need this,” Governor Tiff Macklem said Wednesday when asked about truckers and other activists who have been halting traffic to the Windsor, Ontario span since Monday night. It serves as Canada’s main link to the U.S. auto industry, and the best alternative route for commercial traffic -- the Blue Water Bridge from Sarnia to Port Huron, Michigan -- has also been disrupted.