Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada) statement regarding Quebec construction strike

MONTREAL, June 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Lafarge is Canada's largest construction material solutions provider, and we are committed to building better cities and communities across Quebec by working with our partners to create the homes, roads, bridges, and transit-ways that people use every day.

Lafarge is disappointed that the situation has resulted in a strike action in the construction sector. The effect this strike has on our economy and our entire industry, which is so critical to maintaining a strong Quebec, is significant and has an impact every single day on our employees and our customers.

We are closely monitoring the impact of this strike on our business and will adapt when necessary.

We hope that all parties will do everything in their power to quickly minimize the impact this strike has on our industry and the economy. 

We encourage all parties to maintain an open and transparent dialogue, leading to a quick resolution and agreement, so we can return to building better cities and communities across Quebec. 

Regan Watts
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Lafarge Canada Inc.

ABOUT LAFARGE CANADA INC.

Lafarge Canada Inc. is Canada's largest provider of solutions to the construction and development industry. With more than 6000 employees across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their families along with the infrastructure that supports their communities such as roads, bridges, transportation links, water, and waste management benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge.

Through our Sustainability Ambitions for 2020, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. At locations across Canada, we have worked to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations. More information is available on Lafarge Canada's website: www.lafarge-na.com.

SOURCE: Lafarge Canada Inc.

For further information:

Anne-Julie Gratton
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
(514) 428 7290 or Anne-Julie.Gratton@lafarge-na.com

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