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Quebec and Ontario Governments Send Letter to Ottawa over Port of Montreal Strike

The following message was issued by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) on Tuesday, August 18, 2020:

Quebec and Ontario Governments Send Letter to Ottawa over Port of Montreal Strike

The Quebec and Ontario governments sent a joint letter to the federal government asking it to “exercise its leadership” regarding the general unlimited strike among the Port of Montreal longshore workers that began last week.

Ottawa must continue its efforts “aimed at promoting dialogue between the parties so that they can quickly reach a negotiated agreement,” said Labour Minister Jean Boulet, Economics Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon and their Ontario counterparts, Monte McNaughton and Victor Fedeli.

In their letter to the federal Labour Minister Filomena Tassi and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Navdeep Bains, the ministers say they are “concerned” by the labour dispute’s effects on the economic supply chain of Quebec, Ontario and eastern Canada.

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article from CTV News.

For more information, please call David Lychek, Manager – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.

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