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Lithium batteries are everywhere. They power our favourite devices (phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) and beyond (electric cars, medical equipment, power tools, etc.). As demand for these efficient power sources has increased, so has the need to transport them. Lithium batteries fall into two categories, lithium-ion batteries and lithium-metal batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are re-chargeable and high energy density, but do not contain metallic lithium. Lithium-metal batteries are usually non-rechargeable but feature a higher energy density than…

Transport Canada recently amended the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (“TDGR”). The Amendments came into force on June 1, 2016. Companies engaged in transporting dangerous goods should be aware that the reporting requirements have been modified. The Amendments place the TDGR in line with the requirements of the United Nations Manual of Tests and Criteria and harmonize the TDGR with reporting requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization – a specialized agency of the United…