Winnipeg, MB, April 30, 2021 – Today, Pulse Canada issued the following statement regarding the passage of Bill C-29, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal:
“Canada’s pulse industry welcomes the end of the strike at the Port of Montreal. We thank all members of the House of Commons and Senate who saw to Bill C-29’s swift passage.
“Pulse Canada encourages both parties to reach a permanent agreement as quickly as possible in order to provide certainty to containerized shipping in Canada and allow our industry to get back to the business of serving our customers around the world.
“This disruption is the latest example of the vulnerability of Canada’s supply chains. Pulse Canada is renewing our call for a national conversation on supply chain resiliency – one that includes shippers from the agriculture, forestry, mining and chemicals sectors, as well as governments and other stakeholders.
“All stakeholders across the transportation system have a responsibility and a role to play in developing common-sense solutions to improve our logistics system for the betterment of Canadian shippers and our overall economy.” – 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.