ANN ARBOR – Joe Comartin, Canadian Consul General in Detroit, explains what steps his government has taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes working with companies to make Personal Protective Equipment. He also updates the travel restrictions that remain at US-Canada border crossings.

Comartin serves as Consul General of Canada in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. Across all four states, more than 900,000 U.S. jobs are directly supported by Canadian trade and investment. Nearly 950 Canadian-owned companies are investing in the region’s local communities.

Between Detroit and Windsor nearly 7,000 commercial vehicles and an average of $290 million in surface trade cross the border each day, making this location the busiest commercial gateway between the United States and Canada.  Construction is now commencing on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge project at this critical crossing.

The Consulate General of Canada in Detroit and the consulates across the country have built solid working relationships with businesses and communities. Follow the Consulate General of Canada in Detroit’s Facebook page and Twitter account to receive updates.