CVMA calls for immediate resolution to Port of Montreal labour dispute

August 13, 2020 STATEMENT

Statement by Brian Kingston, President & CEO of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association

“In this unprecedented period of health and economic challenges for all Canadians, it is time for the federal Government to strongly encourage all parties to reach a rapid resolution. Work stoppages at the Port of Montreal are severely impacting integrated automotive supply chains in Canada and across North America, threatening the fragile economic recovery of Canadian automotive production,” said CVMA President and CEO Brian Kingston.

“Auto production relies on efficient supply chain logistics for delivery of parts and components. The Port of Montreal work stoppage is necessitating re-routing adding significant costs to production, increasing uncertainty and undermining Canada’s competitiveness as a reliable jurisdiction for production and movement of goods.”

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Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association
Office: 416.364.9333

About the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA)
The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association is the industry association that has represented Canada’s leading manufacturers of light and heavy duty motor vehicles for more than 90 years. Its membership includes FCA Canada Inc.; Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and General Motors of Canada Company. Collectively its members operate 4 vehicle assembly plants as well as engine and components plants, and have over 1,300 dealerships. 136,000 jobs are directly tied to vehicle assembly in Canada. Direct and indirect jobs associated with vehicle manufacturing are estimated at over 792,000 across Canada. Please visit