24 October 2023
Freight News

Business Groups Call on Ottawa to Intervene as St. Lawrence Seaway Strike Begins

Business groups urged the federal government to intervene to avoid a lengthy labour dispute at the St. Lawrence Seaway amid concerns that a strike that began early Sunday could have a profound affect on their members.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business said strike-related delays could result in lost sales and revenue at a time when small businesses are already dealing with other challenges like inflation and labour shortages.

Calls for federal intervention in the Seaway strike also came from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. It notes the Seaway supports 66,000 jobs and is responsible for $34 million in economic activity daily, so any stoppage will hurt the economy.

Read more in an article from The Canadian Press.

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