Employees of the Port of Churchill visited Parliament Hill yesterday to call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Transport Marc Garneau to save the port by converting the Port of Churchill into a Port Authority under federal jurisdiction.
The workers were joined by NDP MP Niki Ashton (Churchill—Keewatinook Aski), Teresa Eschuk (Regional Vice-President, UCTE Prairies/North) and Marianne Hladun (Regional Executive Vice-President, PSAC Prairies). The group met with several Members of Parliament and staff from all major parties and attended Question Period in the House of Commons.
“We are calling on the federal government to bring the Port of Churchill back as a national asset so that it can return to full operation in 2017 and for generations to come,” said Marianne Hladun. “This community and our members deserve nothing less.”