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Fred Gaspar named Special Advisor at Transport Canada

September 12, 2023

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The BCCC Secretariat has shared a message. 

We would like to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to Fred Gaspar, Vice-President of the Commercial and Trade Branch, who has left the CBSA to join Transport Canada on August 28 as Special Advisor to the Associate Deputy Minister.

Walmart, Diesel and Hugo Boss face federal probe for alleged sale of items made with forced labour

August 27, 2023

A watchdog created by the federal government to probe corporate wrongdoing abroad says it is opening investigations into whether three clothing retailers, Walmart Canada, Hugo Boss Canada and Diesel Canada, are selling products made in China with Uyghur forced labour.

WTO issues 2023 edition of the World Trade Statistical Review

August 2, 2023

The WTO issued today (31 July) the latest edition of the World Trade Statistical Review, its annual flagship publication featuring key data on global trade in merchandise and commercial services.

Yellow is shutting down and headed for bankruptcy, the Teamsters Union says

August 2, 2023

Trucking company Yellow Corp. has shut down operations and is headed for a bankruptcy filing, according to the Teamsters Union and multiple media reports.  After years of financial struggles, reports of Yellow preparing for bankruptcy emerged last week — as the Nashville, Tennessee-based trucker saw customers leave in large numbers.

B.C. port workers resume strike after union rejects tentative deal

July 20, 2023

Thousands of port workers across British Columbia are resuming strike activity after failing to ratify a tentative deal that was reached through federal mediation.