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Lockout begins for 6,500 B.C. port workers as negotiation deadline passes

May 31, 2019

Longshore workers say a lockout has begun after overnight negotiations between their union and the association representing port employers failed to reach a deal before the 8 a.m. PT lockout deadline.

The latest round of negotiations got underway Wednesday, less than 24 hours before the lockout notice issued by the B.C. Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) was due to take effect.

Port workers lockout could begin Thursday as negotiations stall

May 30, 2019

The B.C. Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) has served lockout notice to port workers effective Thursday morning in response to stalled contract negotiations.

NAFTA bill lets Trudeau cabinet wait and see what U.S. Congress does

May 30, 2019

Strategic legislative drafting may allow the Trudeau government to pass an implementation bill for the revised North American trade agreement next month — while still leaving Canada the flexibility to respond if the U.S. Congress changes the deal.

Canada must watch from the middle in trade war between U.S. and China: Bruce Heyman

May 30, 2019

The former U.S. ambassador to Canada says there isn't much Canada can do but wait and see when it comes to being stuck in the middle of the trade war between the United States and China.

Canada found itself in the middle of the trade dispute between the two giants because of the country's role in the December arrest and pending extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

New NAFTA bill to be tabled soon, PM promises to keep pace with U.S. ratification

May 29, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is poised to table the legislation to implement the renegotiated NAFTA deal, within days and is set to push ahead on trying to pass the major trilateral trade deal in the dying days of this Parliament.