According to the Canadian Press, the 12-day work stoppage at the Port of Montreal ended on Friday August 21st, with a truce being declared between the longshore workers and the Port Authority. The truce agreement is scheduled to last until March 20th, 2021, which will enable talks to resume without further work interruptions. During the work stoppage goods were unable to move in and out of the port, and at least eight container ships were rerouted to Halifax, Saint John and New York City. The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) was one of several industry groups that called for an end to the strike, saying its members had been adversely affected by the bottle-necking at the port.
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