Mandate, Mission and Governing Legislation

Mandate: Under the terms of its Letters Patent and of the Crossing Agreement, the WDBA is responsible for carrying out the obligations of the Crossing Authority as a party to the Crossing Agreement and to construct, and / or operate the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Mission: To construct and / or operate the Gordie Howe International Bridge, alone or together, with one or more governmental authorities, and to do so directly or under one or more public-private partnership agreements (P3 Agreements) with one or more private sector Concessionaires procured through a competitive procurement process as contemplated by the Crossing Agreement.

Governing legislation: WDBA is a non-parent Crown corporation established by Letters Patent pursuant to ss.29(1) of the International Bridges and Tunnels Act. It is a Schedule III, Part I parent Crown corporation under Part X of the Financial Administration Act (FAA).

Visit http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2013/2013-01-26/html/order-decret-eng.html for more information on the Letters patent of incorporation for the establishment of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority.

Visit https://www.michigan.gov/documents/buildthisbridge/Agreement_389284_7.pdf for more information on the Crossing Agreement

Visit http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/I-17.05/ for more information on the International Bridges and Tunnels Act.