May 1, 2021 | Circular No. 11272

Further to CL 11270, the Senate passed Bill C-29, an Act providing for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal, at about 11:00 PM last night and the bill received Royal Assent shortly thereafter.

The text of the legislation provides that the bill is to come into effect at 00:01 hours EDT the day after receiving Royal Assent.

As a reminder, Bill C-29 extends the previous collective agreement until such time as a new agreement is negotiated, and prevent any strikes or lockouts in the intervening period. In addition, mediation-arbitration will be imposed on both parties in the event that future negotiations fail.

The text of the Bill can be found HERE.


Karen Kancens
Vice President