Canada Border Services Agency. According to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada, Cosco Da JI crew had no work permits and no security clearances. Moreover, the union claimed that the crew, believed to be from China, had no safety training for the port.
ILWU president Rob Ashton alleged “This is an outrageous attempt to flagrantly violate several laws and regulations that not only protect Canadian jobs but our security and the safety of all workers at the port. We thank the CBSA for moving to block any unloading of the DA JI illegally.”
LNG Canada is a CAD 40 billion megaproject that includes a liquefied-natural-gas plant, export terminal, and associated pipeline infrastructure. The LNG Canada plant has faced other hurdles, including persistently low prices for liquefied-natural gas in Asia. In addition, the Coastal GasLink pipeline, which will transport gas to the plant, was the subject of numerous protests by Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and their allies.