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Description: You’ve seen the trucks on Parliament Hill. Now the protests have spread to the Ambassador Bridge connecting Canada and the United States at Windsor. With $300 million in international trade crossing this bridge every day, Canadians across the country are beginning to feel the impacts of this Ambassador shutdown. Auto manufacturers have already reduced production because of parts shortages, further adding to supply chain woes that have accompanied so much of the pandemic period.

Date:  February 10, 2022

Source:  cbc.ca

 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/car-plants-bridge-1.6346556

Discussion points:

1) How are students on your campus talking about the protests? Has your university town been impacted by any local protests?

2) Imagine yourself as a senior accountant at a manufacturer impacted by this protest. What actions would you recommend the company take to deal with the shortages of inventory caused by the situation?

3) Page 1-19 of Wiley’s Managerial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making provides us with a concise definition of the term supply chain. What is that definition and how does the protest at the Ambassador Bridge fit into this definition?

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