Alain de Grandpré

Passing of Brother Alain de Grandpré

UPDATE: A service for Brother de Granpré will be held at the Coopérative funéraire du Grand Montréal located at 2000, rue Cunard, in Laval, QC, on August 13, 2022, from 1:30 p.m. to...

Teamsters Statement on TSB Report into Pierre-Luc Levesque’s Death

Today, the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) released its report into the accident which took the life of Brother Pierre-Luc Levesque, a CN conductor/foreman trainee, in Edmundston, New Brunswick, on December 4, 2018.

Passing of Doug Payette

I regret to inform you that Brother Doug Payette died suddenly on January 7, 2021.

Passing of Ron Douglas

It is with sadness that we learn of the death of Ron Douglas, who was Director of Research of the Canadian Conference of Teamsters during the period when Senator Edward Lawson was the Canadian Director of our Union, then Executive Director of Louis Lacroix and Robert Bouvier, presidents of Teamsters Canada until 2015.

Fatal Accident at CN Rail Yard in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Montréal

A conductor working for Canadian National (CN) died yesterday afternoon at the Pointe-Saint-Charles rail yard in Montréal.

Passing of Tom Keegel

C. Thomas “Tom” Keegel, General Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 following a lengthy illness. Keegel served as the union’s general secretary-treasurer from 1999 until 2012.

Passing of Jim Johnston, an Alberta Teamster

Brother Johnston was a true Teamster. He was born in Ontario in 1932 and moved to Alberta in 1956, at the age of 24 along with his three brothers. He quickly found work as a driver for Prairie Pacific Trucking – and boy was a real trucker...
Lionel Dorais, right, at the Teamsters Canada Convention in the '90s.

Passing of Lionel Dorais

I was saddened to learn today that Brother Lionel Dorais, President of Local Union 1999 from 2000 to 2004, has passed away. He was 81 years old.
Denise Kennedy-Thompson

Passing of Sister Denise Kennedy-Thompson

Within our ranks, she will be remembered as a ferocious believer in the union, an embodiment of the true Teamster spirit; a funny, loving, and beautiful soul who will be deeply missed by all those she touched...

Teamsters remember Lac-Mégantic

Seven years ago today, a terrible tragedy occurred in Lac-Mégantic. A train with 72 tank cars carrying 7.7 million litres of oil derailed and destroyed the downtown core of this small town in the Eastern Townships, killing 47 people.