LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Snyder is visiting Canada for meetings on trade, Great Lakes regional cooperation and a new bridge from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario.

Snyder's office says the Republican leader is in Toronto on Monday for a series of events. He announced plans for the opening of a Michigan-Canada trade office in partnership with the Council of Great Lakes Governors.

He also delivered a keynote address to the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.

While in Canada's largest city and Ontario's provincial capital, Snyder also meets with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. They're holding a news conference Monday afternoon.

Snyder has been a big backer of plans for a Canadian-financed bridge between Detroit and Windsor to supplement the privately owned Ambassador Bridge.