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Francois Laporte President Teamsters Canada

Good News Out of Ottawa

Restoring card check and repealing these union-busting Conservative laws were major Liberal campaign promises. This was the letter François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada, sent on Tuesday to Canadian local unions on the issue of Bill C-4.

National Day of Mourning

Today we commemorate the National Day of Mourning. We will observe a minute of silence at 10 a.m. out of respect to the men and women who were killed, injured or who suffered illnesses due to workplace-related hazards and incidents. Like me, you’ll hear a lot about the physical injuries, but injuries can also be psychological.

Brother Ron Locas

Teamsters Canada has learnt that Brother Ron Locas died last week at age 68. Brother Locas started with Local Union 106 in Montreal and later worked at Joint Council 52 in Toronto. He finished his career at...

Harper’s union busting laws are one step closer to being repealed

Parliament moved one step closer to formally repealing the previous government's union busting legislation. On Wednesday night, the House of Commons passed Bill C-4, which aims to repeal Bill C-377 and Bill C-525.

Accueil Bonneau and the People We Don’t Want to See

I was waiting for three Teamsters brothers on De La Commune Street in Old Montréal and watching the comings and goings around me: angry drivers stuck in a small traffic jam, w going about their day-to-day business, and a freight train chugging along slowly on the other side of the street, by the Old Port. The sky was grey and the clouds were low. Even though it was May, it felt more like fall...

4 Ways to Commemorate the National Day of Mourning

On Friday we’ll commemorate the National Day of Mourning. Held annually in Canada on April 28, it’s an occasion to pay tribute to those who died or who were injured on the job. It’s...

New Molson Plant Creating Concern among Workers

Molson Coors announced this morning that it will be moving its plant to Montréal’s South Shore, close to the Saint-Hubert airport.

Trudeau-Trump Summit: Protecting Workers Above All

Teamsters Canada is praising the Canadian Government on meeting with the Trump administration, and hopeful that both countries will continue working together to build on the current mutually beneficial trade relationship. “Millions of workers owe their jobs to the free flow of goods between Canada and the United States,” stated François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada...

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Taxpayers Will Once Again Bear the Cost

The key question is now to determine if and how the TPP will benefit Canadians.

The Passing of Brother Charlie Thibault, Teamster Powerhouse

Sadly, we regret to inform you of the passing of a Teamster powerhouse, Brother Charlie Thibault. He died on Monday, April 8 at 88 years old after experiencing a stroke. Brother Thibault was known for his dedication to Teamster members and to workers across Ontario...