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Ottawa appoints Industrial Inquiry Commission to look into underlying causes of West Coast port strikes

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April 23, 2024
By Talent Canada

The Port of Vancouver. Photo: Adobe Stock

Ottawa has appointed an Industrial Inquiry Commission into the underlying causes of the labour disputes at west coast ports that took place last summer.

“The workers and businesses that depend on our West Coast ports deserve long-term solutions,” said Minister of Labour and Seniors Seamus O’Regan Jr. “They deserve solutions that respect the collective bargaining process. They deserve stability and certainty in our supply chains.”

The government said it “believes” in collective bargaining and that the best deals are made at the table, while acknowledging it can be “tough, messy work.”

The Commission will be chaired by Vincent Ready and will include Amanda Rogers as a Member of the Commission. The Commission will soon begin meeting with stakeholders and reviewing consultation submissions from relevant parties, it said, and will present its findings and recommendations in a report to the Minister in Spring 2025.



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