Coast Forest Products Association is pleased at the announcement today that demonstrates the strong leadership by the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and Port Metro Vancouver to protect our economy and end the disruption by truckers at Port Metro Vancouver.
The truckers strike at the Port has negatively affected B.C.’s coastal forest industry; impacting thousands of companies and the livelihoods of people throughout our province. Coast Forest has worked on behalf of its member companies speaking out publicly* against this disruption and collaborating with both industry and partners over recent weeks to encourage a resolution.
We further support the governments of Canada and B.C., along with Port Metro Vancouver with the planned reform of the licensing system and the move to terminate licenses. Along with the 14-point Action plan under the guidance of Mr. Vince Ready, this is a fair and effective solution that will further reduce the probability of future similar disruptions.
*A Call to Resolve the Disruption at Port Metro Vancouver
Port Strike Continues, Interview with Rick Jeffery, CBC Early Edition, March 14th