Parliamentary Secretary Dechert Concludes Visit to Windsor/Detroit Area After Investigating ‘Windsor Hum’ Disturbance

April 20, 2012 - Parliamentary Secretary Bob Dechert concluded a visit to Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan, today to investigate the “Windsor Hum,” a recurring vibration and noise that has been disturbing people in the Windsor area for more than a year. Parliamentary Secretary Dechert undertook the visit at the request of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird.

“Today, I had a chance to meet with Windsor mayor Eddie Francis and representatives of the Great Lakes Commission, the Council of Great Lakes Industries, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments and the Regional Office of the International Joint Commission,” said Parliamentary Secretary Dechert.

“The Government of Canada takes this issue seriously. I look forward to working with my colleagues, including MPs Jeff Watson (Essex), Brian Masse (Windsor West) and Joe Comartin (Windsor-Tecumseh), as well as the Province of Ontario, the City of Windsor, the U.S. federal government, the State of Michigan, the City of River Rouge and others on this important file.”

“It is important that we find a solution that works for the people of Windsor. Our government is prepared to collaborate with stakeholders and other governments to isolate the source of the Windsor Hum so that a solution can be implemented in due course.”

Since March 2011, many complaints have been received from Canadians disturbed by rumblings in the Windsor area, the so-called Windsor Hum. A federal study suggests that the Hum may originate from the U.S. side of the Detroit River, in the general area of Zug Island.

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