April 28, 2021 – Federal Labour Minister Filomena Tassi has tabled back-to-work legislation for the Port of Montreal’s 1,150 dock workers, who have been on strike since Monday morning. The legislation, debated yesterday afternoon, would require employees to return to work after the bill passes. It would also extend their previous collective agreement until a new one is negotiated. The legislation would also prevent any strikes or lockouts until a new agreement is signed and impose a mediator-arbitrator on both parties if negotiations fail again. Shortly before 4 pm, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole issued a statement, saying his party would support the back-to-work legislation.