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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder reaffirmed their strong partnership during their meeting on Monday in Detroit in which they discussed ways to advance their integrated economies to create jobs, media release reported.
"Continuing our strong partnership and ensuring a seamless flow of materials between our regions is key to both Ontario and Michigan," their statement said, media release reported.
Wynne's tweet said, “Ontario & Michigan are partners with deeply integrated economies. Terrific meeting w/ Governor Snyder on how we'll continue to work together,” media release reported.
In 2016 Ontario had invested nearly $21 billion (US) in exports in Michigan. Approximately 259,000 Michigan jobs were supported by Canada’s trade and investment. More than 91 percent of this was with Ontario, CBCNews reports said.
Both leaders were looking forward to co-hosting the next Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers Leadership Summit this fall in Windsor and Detroit.
Snyder tweeted: “I'm thrilled to have been able to talk with Premier @Kathleen_Wynne about important topics that affect both MI & Ontario.”
They had confidence that this event will revitalize the importance of Great Lakes to our environment and economy.
They were also keen to review the Conference's progress on Economic Task Force that focused on the regional economy, as well as updates from the Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force and the Regional Maritime Entity.
Snyder tweeted "the bridge is on track and will only make for a better stronger relationship" with Ontario
During their meeting in June 2016 they discussed on protecting the Great Lakes from algae blooms and Asian carp.
Their discussion also focused on ways to support the auto and manufacturing sectors.
Snyder thanked Canada for committing to build a Windsor-Detroit Bridge in the future as a way to support and reinforce trade.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
Image: Wynne and Snyder: Twitter