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The past few years have seen a considerable and concerted effort to harmonize regulations relating to the labelling, handling and transportation of dangerous goods or hazardous materials on both sides of the border. While significant strides toward harmonization have been achieved, there remain some important differences in regulatory requirements that organizations and employers engaged in the manufacture, distribution and transportation of dangerous goods should be aware of. Transportation The transportation of dangerous goods in Canada…

In Bonn, Germany, the international community began its work to implement the historic climate change treaty—known as the Paris Agreement, which was agreed upon in December 2015. While setting forth significant high level commitments, the Paris Agreement is light on details and delegates the extensive work needed to develop the actual implementation of the Paris Agreement to UNFCCC-convened working groups. In Bonn, the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1)…