Teamsters Canada Statement on Federal Economic Update

The national president of Teamsters Canada, François Laporte, made the following comments regarding today’s federal economic update...

Pandemic Blues

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed our lives. This terrible ordeal requires us to adapt quickly to something out of the ordinary. Who would have thought a couple of years ago that we would ever face such a global crisis?

Because every life is important

Today is the 18th World Suicide Prevention Day. It is another opportunity to remember how important every life is.

Happy National Trucking Week!

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the contribution of truck drivers to the well-being of all Canadians has been, more than ever, invaluable. Without them, the economy would have almost completely ceased to function and chaos would have quickly taken hold in our cities and countryside.

Labour Day Message from François Laporte

Today, we come together to celebrate and honour the victories that workers and their unions have made and continue to make.
Lionel Dorais, right, at the Teamsters Canada Convention in the '90s.

Passing of Lionel Dorais

I was saddened to learn today that Brother Lionel Dorais, President of Local Union 1999 from 2000 to 2004, has passed away. He was 81 years old.

Ottawa Should Limit US Dairy Market Access in Response to Trump Aluminum Tariff: Teamsters...

Teamsters Canada President François Laporte has released a statement calling out United States President Donald Trump for imposing a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminium and urging Ottawa to respond even more forcefully...

Sister Mariam Abou-Dib Appointed Director of Government Affairs Effective Sept. 1

Sister Mariam Abou-Dib has been appointed Teamsters Canada director of government affairs effective September 1, 2020. She will be responsible for working with elected officials and public servants to advance the interests of Teamster members. Our current lobbyist, Brother Phil Benson, will be retiring after a distinguished 18-year career in service to our union.

Teamsters remember Lac-Mégantic

Seven years ago today, a terrible tragedy occurred in Lac-Mégantic. A train with 72 tank cars carrying 7.7 million litres of oil derailed and destroyed the downtown core of this small town in the Eastern Townships, killing 47 people.

Canada Day

This year’s Canada Day celebrations will take a particular turn given the pandemic. We are not yet out of the woods. While provinces are reopening, we must all avoid large gatherings and continue to be vigilant.