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STATEMENT ON THE INTRODUCTION OF BILL C-29

An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal

Greg Cherewyk, Pulse Canada
Greg Cherewyk President

Apr 27, 2021

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Winnipeg, MB, April 27, 2021 – Today, Pulse Canada issued the following statement regarding the Government’s introduction of Bill C-29, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal:

“For months, Pulse Canada, the Canadian Special Crops Association, and a coalition of agricultural groups have been calling on the federal government to take action to avoid a strike at the Port of Montreal.

“With negotiations stalled and a strike now underway, Canadian agriculture is paying the price. Each day of this strike costs millions in delayed or lost economic activity.

“While our preferred solution has always been to see an agreement reached between the Employers Association and the Union, we encourage all parties in the House of Commons and Senate to put our economic recovery first, pass Bill C-29, and stop the strike as quickly as possible.

“We will continue to push for a long-term agreement to be reached, and for certainty to be restored to Canada’s containerized shipping industry.” – Greg Cherewyk, President

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Pulse Canada is the national association of growers, traders and processors of Canadian pulses, also known as lentils, dry peas, beans and chickpeas. Pulses are an essential part of a healthy and sustainable diet. Pulses and pulse ingredients can help food manufacturers improve the nutritional and functional quality of food products.