New rules for heat-treated wood packaging

January 17, 2014

The federal government is revamping the regulations pertaining to heat-treated wood packaging products.

Starting in January 2015, a new set of rules will be in place. Known as D-13-01, the Canadian Heat Treated Wood Products Certification Program will be the guideline for every business in the country.

Canada Gazette - Notices and Proposed Regulations

January 15, 2014

Subscribers may be interested in the following, published on 21 December 2013 in Part I of the Canada Gazette.

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Canada Ends 2013 Among the Top Growing Economies of the G-7

January 15, 2014

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today reminded Canadians and investors of Canada’s fiscal and economic success story on the eve of 2014, and said he expects this track record to continue to promote trade and attract investment even amidst a volatile global economy.

Extreme Cold Weather - Canadian Prairies, Northern Ontario and Miswestern U.S. Gateway

January 15, 2014

Record-breaking cold weather conditions throughout the Canadian West are currently affecting CN operations from Edmonton to Northern Ontario in the East, and south to our Ranier, MN, U.S. gateway. The CN winter operating plan remains in effect and our team is working to minimize delays to your shipments. The current cold snap is expected to last approximately seven days.

Business Barometer: Small business optimism takes a dip as year ends

January 15, 2014

After a period of relative smoothness through the summer and fall, small business optimism dropped off substantially in December. CFIB's Business Barometer® Index fell more than three and half points to land at 62.3, its lowest level since June.