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U.S. aligns beef rules with OIE's BSE standards

November 20, 2013

The U.S. government on Friday issued new import rules for cattle and beef that will comply with international standards for the prevention of BSE, saying the step could ultimately boost U.S. beef exports.

The European Union said the U.S. move would bring a welcome re-opening of a market closed to its beef since January 1998...

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.

Business Barometer: Small business optimism fairly steady in October

November 14, 2013

After a rough spring, small business optimism has trended into more positive territory so far this fall. CFIB's October Business Barometer® Index gained a half point to 65.0 from September's reading, but it generally remains in line with the average value from the past four months.