April 26, 2021 – On Sunday, the Government of Canada issued a Notice Paper indicating that it will introduce a bill, entitled “An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal,” this morning. The notice identifies a process that will avoid some of the usual legislative steps to ensure a quick response to the labour situation. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling for swift passage of the legislation. Things are moving swiftly to avoid a tragic delay at the Port of Montreal. The mediator has called for meetings today with both the MEA And the union. Carriers have begun contingency plans to move cargo and ships for increased costs. Customers are advised that most terminals will be closed for all truck and rail traffic for the forseeable future.