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Proposed transportation of dangerous goods Canadian registration list

Transport Canada (“TC”) recently proposed amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Canada) (“TDGR”), which would require any person who imports, offers for transport, handles or transports dangerous goods to register in a new online database and to provide...

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Transport Canada renews temporary certificate for transportation of COVID-19 test samples

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s federal government has periodically waived certain rules normally applicable to the transportation of COVID-19 test samples, which qualify as dangerous goods and are therefore subject to the requirements of the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods...

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Luxury tax draft legislation (finally) released: May apply to certain vehicles, aircraft, and boats

On March 11, 2022, the draft legislative proposals relating to the Select Luxury Items Tax Act (the “Act”) were released for public comment. This new luxury tax was first announced in the 2021 Federal Budget, with a detailed backgrounder released...

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It will be tougher to delay court trials because of COVID

Truck News

Alan Cofman authors a blog post for Truck News: Tickets and court summonses for truck drivers and their companies are often made under highway traffic legislation, regulations concerning the transportation of dangerous goods, or regulations governing general workplace conditions such...

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Despite confusion, cross-border trucker vaccine mandates roll ahead

The Lawyer's Daily

This article concerns the recently-imposed COVID-19 vaccination requirements for cross-border truckers returning to Canada from the United States. On Jan. 15, 2022, following a period of considerable uncertainty, Canada’s federal government moved forward with its plan to impose a COVID-19...

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Breaking news: Update regarding application of vaccination mandate for cross-border transportation workers, taking effect January 15, 2022

Contrary to recent media reports, cross-border truck drivers, regardless of their citizenship or place of residence, will be fully subject to the federal government’s vaccination mandate as of January 15, 2022.  In short, all Canadian drivers who are unvaccinated, or...

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Breaking news: Canadian government announces it will not impose quarantines & testing requirements on returning Canadian truck drivers as of January 15, 2022

Please be advised:  The information presented below is now obsolete. It was based on reports and information originally received on January 12, 2022. However, one day later, Canada’s federal government announced that those original reports had been released in error....

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General average, generally

All hell broke loose aboard the container ship MV ZIM Kingston in late October last year as she made her way across the Pacific Ocean. The 40,300-tonne vessel lost several shipping containers overboard in heavy weather during her crossing from...

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New Canada Labour Code regulations exempt certain transport drivers from hours of work and scheduling rules

Effective February 1, 2022, new regulations made under the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) will exempt specific classes of federally regulated employees, including some transport drivers, from certain Code provisions concerning hours of work and scheduling. These exemptions form part...

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Cabotage – Domestic point to point movements for international commercial transportation of goods

When importing goods into Canada via trucks, trailers, semi-trailers, and containers, businesses may be presented with opportunities to pick up and deliver domestic goods within Canada during their trip. While these additional domestic deliveries may make sense logistically, they are...

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