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Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce signs joint letter urging immediate action to end the labour disruption at western ports

(OTTAWA) July 6, 2023 — The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce has joined more than 120 chambers of commerce, boards of trade, and business associations across Canada to express deep concern over the labour disruption at Canada’s West Coast ports.

“We are calling for resumed negotiations immediately in order to find a mutually acceptable resolution to the impasse, said Chamber CEO Alex Mitchell. “If negotiations do not result in resolution, the federal government must act to protect the livelihoods of Canadian workers and the health of Canadian businesses affected by the disruption.”

This joint letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urges the federal government to take immediate action to prevent the disruption and safeguard the country’s supply chains. We call on the federal government to reconvene Parliament and pass back-to-work legislation, immediately.

Read the full letter and view the signatories here.


The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce serves the business community of Abbotsford with an attitude of vibrant engagement and proactive advocacy. The Abbotsford Chamber is nationally accredited to meet standards of business excellence and provide benefits to its member organizations.

In 2023, the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 110th year of service. Created to promote the interests of businesses in the City of Abbotsford, the Chamber has been an integral part of Abbotsford’s growth and evolution for nearly as long as the city has existed.

Media enquiries:

Alex Mitchell CEO
Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce 604-446-5061



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