The International Longshoreman's Association intends to take the Irving Oil headquarter deal for Long Wharf to the Federal Court of Canada. Irving Oil and the Saint John Port Authority have received the federal government's blessing for a land swap of the former Lantic Sugar site for the wharf, where Irving plans to build its new office complex. I-L-A Business Agent Pat Riley tells CHSJ news they will fight the deal on legal grounds.
Riley says the port authority has failed to prove the land at Long Wharf is surplus. He also says his union has been denied a meeting with the federal minister, as well as Saint John MP Rodney Weston, to talk about the issue.