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W estshore Terminals Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership 1 Roberts Bank Telephone (604) 946 – 4491

W estshore Terminals

Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership

1 Roberts Bank

Telephone

(604) 946 4491

Delta, British Columbia Canada V4M 4G5

Fax

(604) 946 1388

April 26, 2017

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, PC, MP Prime Minister of Canada Langevin Block Parliament Hill Ottawa, ON K1A 0A3 BY EMAIL: pm@pm.gc.ca

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau:

Based in Vancouver, Westshore Terminals is North America’s largest coal export terminal.

We have long-term customers with mines located in British Columbia, Alberta and the United States. Coal is delivered to our facility by rail and shipped to markets around the world. We have handled our customers’ coal in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for more than 47 years and today, provide more than 300 family-supporting, unionized jobs.

We play a critical role in Canada’s Pacific Gateway. Our terminal, along with the railways, shipping companies, local contractors and suppliers of various goods and services, work with us and proudly handle Canadian and U.S. coal exports used for the production of steel and electricity generation.

We are deeply disappointed to see the Premier of British Columbia’s call to close our borders to our long- term U.S. customers. The United States is a valued Canadian trading partner and the goods that move across our borders north and south generate significant economic benefit and thousands of local jobs, not just in our industry, but many others.

On average, one-third of Westshore’s business is directly attributable to the coal we handle for our U.S. customers. This translates into 100 high-paying full time jobs at Westshore alone, $100-million of annual revenue, $12-million in annual taxes, and a $25-million annual spend on British Columbia businesses, utilities, and the Port of Vancouver. In total, Westshore Terminals has generated more than $1.1-billion in economic activity over the last 10 years.

Like our Canadian customers, our U.S. customers pay the same BC carbon tax for the transportation of their products in British Columbia. It is then shipped to government-owned utilities in Japan, Korea and Chile.

W estshore Terminals Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership 1 Roberts Bank Telephone (604) 946 – 4491

W estshore Terminals

Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership

1 Roberts Bank

Telephone

(604) 946 4491

Delta, British Columbia Canada V4M 4G5

Fax

(604) 946 1388

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We recognize that Canada is in a dispute with our most important trading partner, but we hope that our leaders will consider the best interest of all Canadians and not punish Canadian companies and workers by putting one industry ahead of another.

Premier Clark’s call to ban the shipment of thermal coal from BC ports should be rejected. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

be rejected. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Glenn Dudar Vice President and General Manager Westshore
be rejected. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Glenn Dudar Vice President and General Manager Westshore

Glenn Dudar Vice President and General Manager Westshore Terminals

Supported by:

and General Manager Westshore Terminals Supported by: William Stinson Chairman Westshore Terminals International

William Stinson

Chairman Westshore Terminals

International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115

cc. Premier Christy Clark Minister Carla Qualtrough