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Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Make the One-for-One Rule Law

February 13, 2014

...Treasury Board President Tony Clement introduced the Red Tape Reduction Act in Parliament to enshrine the One-for-One Rule in law...

Making the One-for-One Rule law will help permanently control the growth of federal regulatory red tape. Under the One-for-One Rule, for every new regulation added that imposes an administrative burden on business, one must be removed.

NAFTA Freight Flows Fall 6.8% in November

February 13, 2014

Monthly freight flows between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners declined to $96.1 billion in November, according to statistics released Jan. 29 by the Department of Transportation...

Auto industry fights Canada-Korea free-trade deal

February 7, 2014

A Canada-Korea trade deal looks like a winner for Canadian agribusiness, but the auto industry is making a last-ditch push to head off the agreement.

Trade union Unifor said a free-trade deal with South Korea will be a job killer for the Canadian auto industry and widen our trade deficit.

FBCL announces the January 24th opening of the new North Channel Bridge at the Seaway International crossing in Cornwall

February 7, 2014

The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) is proud to announce that the construction of the new low-level North Channel Bridge, The Seaway International Bridge Corporation (SIBC) Toll Plaza and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Plaza in Cornwall are now completed and will be open to bridge users on Friday January 24, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.

Canada, South Korea in 'tremendous' free-trade talks: minister

February 7, 2014

Canada and South Korea are having "tremendous discussions" toward a free-trade agreement, said Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, a deal that could increase trade in meat and autos.

Talks began in 2005, but were later hung up over disputes such as a delay in South Korea scrapping its ban on Canadian beef. South Korea lifted its nine-year-old ban in 2012.