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[Minister] Moore stresses 'net benefit' of counterfeit goods act

November 20, 2013

Industry Minister James Moore told a parliamentary committee Monday that a government bill giving both border officers more power to detain counterfeit goods and victims more avenues to press charges against traffickers poses a “net benefit” to trademark holders, businesses and Canadians.

Niagara Falls Bridge Toll Rate Change Effect November 1, 2013

November 20, 2013

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) has announced a series of toll rate changes for passenger and commercial vehicles at the Rainbow, Whirlpool-Rapids, and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge spans, effective November 1,

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...

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.

EU trade pact details revealed as Conservatives table report in House of Commons

November 13, 2013

...A report tabled Tuesday by the federal Conservative government in the House of Commons, explaining the final negotiated outcomes of the Canada-EU free-trade agreement, has shed more light on what is being billed as the largest and most wide-ranging free trade deal for Canada since NAFTA...