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Federal Trade Minister Ed Fast Weighs in on Container Trucker Dispute

(Patrick B. Hassett –

Canada’s International Trade Minister Ed Fast said the No. 1 priority in the ongoing labour dispute between truckers and Port Metro Vancouver is keeping the port open.

More than 1,600 truckers that service Port Metro Vancouver container terminals ended a 28-day work stoppage at the end of March after negotiating an action plan that promised improved job conditions. But representatives of unionized truckers now say nothing has changed since then.
Fast, who spoke to the Surrey Board of Trade on Thursday (August 7), did not want to speculate on another potential port truckers’ strike. Read more here.