Trudeau government must convene parliament immediately

Rivière-du-Loup, November 21, 2019 – After being sworn in this week, Bernard Généreux, Conservative Member of Parliament for Montmagny—L’Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup, joined his colleagues in calling on the Trudeau government to convene Parliament immediately to resolve the strike at CN. The strike is causing a propane shortage that is threatening the safety of schools and health centres and the viability and survival of farms and industries.
“We urge the Trudeau government to convene Parliament tomorrow so that emergency legislation can be introduced to end the CN strike. Letting this strike continue is irresponsible. It’s putting human and animal lives at risk, and it’s affecting jobs in rural areas, including in agriculture, one of the main sectors hit by the strike,” said Généreux.
Christian Pelletier, Chief Executive of Propane Sélect, is deeply troubled by the situation. “I can’t deliver as much propane, so I have to prioritize my customers. Hospitals and seniors’ homes depend on propane for heating, among other things,” explained Pelletier. “Propane is also essential to the operations of many of the region’s businesses. I’m in a situation where I have to make some very tough decisions!”
Conservative MPs across the country are ready to travel to Ottawa to solve this problem before it gets out of hand. The ball is now in the Trudeau government’s court. It needs to live up to its responsibilities.