A professor who specializes in cross-border transportation studies traveled to the nation’s capital last week to have the chance to meet with federal politicians and convince them of the importance of his research.
A group chaired by UWindsor professor Bill Anderson has issued a policy paper calling on business, government, academic and civic institutions to establish Windsor-Essex as the “Border Ready Region.”
The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce released a comprehensive Regional Transportation Paper on Wednesday, developed by a committee headed by Dr. Anderson, Ontario Research Chair in Cross-Border Transportation Policy at the University of Windsor.
A couple of University of Windsor political scientists will be among the headliners at a debate Thursday, entitled “Beyond Borders: Challenges and Opportunities of the Canada/US Relationship.”
Professor Steven Brooks will moderate as Bill Anderson, Ontario Research Chair in Cross-Border Transportation Studies, takes on David Dyment of Carleton University.
The event is coupled with a dinner for the Windsor-Essex branch of the Canadian International Council and starts at 6 p.m. September 27 at the Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Avenue at Tecumseh Road.
There are a number of solutions to making the border between Canada and the United States operate more efficiently, but adopting a continental perimeter probably isn’t one of them, according to Bill Anderson.