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HMCS Fredericton Deploys on Op REASSURANCE

| National Defence | news releases

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, today attended the deployment ceremony for Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton as it joins NATO measures to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe in response to the Putin regime's military aggression in Ukraine.

Lithium Batteries

| Transport Canada | backgrounders

Lithium batteries are dangerous goods, much like gasoline, propane, and sulphuric acid. In Canada, the shipping and importing of lithium batteries are subject to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 and its Regulations.

Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs)

| Transport Canada | backgrounders

On April 23, 2014, the Minister of Transport issued Protective Direction (PD) 33 requiring anyone transporting certain flammable liquids by rail tank car in Canada to submit an Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) to Transport Canada. PD33 applies to substances such as petroleum crude oil, gasoline, and other petroleum products that did not previously require an ERAP. An ERAP must be in place if even a single tank car is transporting one of these substances. Shippers and importers had until September 20, 2014, to comply.

Baird to Attend Brazilian Presidential Inauguration

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that he will attend the inauguration of Dilma Rousseff as president of Brazil on January 1, 2015. Ms. Rousseff will be commencing her second term as president.

Baird Calls on Security Council to Reject Unilateral Statehood Bid

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today released the following statement: "Canada fundamentally believes that Palestinian statehood can only be a by-product of negotiations with the State of Israel. We have long rejected unilateral action on either side, as we believe it is ultimately unhelpful to the cause of peace."

Tribunal Initiates Expiry Review-Certain Whole Potatoes from the United States of America

| Canadian International Trade Tribunal | news releases

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today initiated an expiry review of its order made on September 10, 2010, in Expiry Review No. RR-2009-002, to determine if the continued or resumed dumping of certain whole potatoes from the United States of America is likely to result in injury.

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