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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki read out a prepared statement during a press conference on Friday giving the details of a phone call that had just taken place between President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau.
The statement Psaki read had to do with the issue of “the ongoing blockade of key bridges and crossings between the United States and Canada, including Detroit-Windsor, Sweetwater, Coutts and Pembina-Emerson.”
The statement continued, talking about loss of productivity on both sides of the border, and the felt need to do something about it in a timely manner:
“The two leaders agreed that the actions of the individuals who are obstructing travel and commerce between our two countries are having significant direct impacts on citizens’ lives and livelihoods.”
“The President expressed his concern that United States companies and workers are experiencing serious effects, including slowdowns in production, shortened work hours, and plant closures.”
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