Statement on Canfisco ending salmon canning at Oceanside Plant

PRINCE RUPERT— North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Canfisco is ending salmon canning operations at their Prince Rupert plant:

“Today is a sad day for Prince Rupert. The loss of these cannery jobs is a significant blow to the community. My thoughts are with the many families who are worried about their future in light of today’s announcement.

“I will be attending tomorrow’s union meeting at the Fishermen’s Hall, and my office will be available to help those affected in any way possible.

“We need to work together at this difficult time.”