In The News

Toronto is North American trade powerhouse

November 22, 2013

The Greater Toronto Area leads all other North American city-regions as a continental trading hub, says a report from the Brookings Institution. The Washington-based think tank took a look at cross-border trade in goods among Canada, the U.S. and Mexico on a city-to-city scale.

CBSA Departmental Performance Report and Financial Statements

November 22, 2013

CBSA has published the 2012-13 Departmental Performance Report (DPR). It is available at:

It contains the following:

Ottawa to assess Canada-U.S. data sharing project

November 20, 2013

The federal government is commissioning an independent review of a data sharing project with the United States that aims to track every man, woman and child travelling across the border.

Cross-border experts talk regulatory alignment at CABC

November 20, 2013

As the Canadian and U.S. governments work to streamline bilateral trade and commerce, they should focus on aligning regulatory approaches in emerging industries rather than unravelling existing regulations, experts speaking at the Canadian American Business Council (CABC) fall policy conference said Monday.

CN reaches tentative labour contract settlements with union in Canada

November 20, 2013

CN announced today that it has reached tentative collective agreements with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY).

The TCRC-CTY represents approximately 3,000 CN train conductors, trainpersons, yardpersons and traffic coordinators on CN’s network in Canada.