Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness

PM announces signing of an agreement for the construction of the new Detroit River International Crossing

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the conclusion of an agreement between Canada and the State of Michigan toward building a new publicly owned bridge crossing between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan. The agreement establishes the framework for each party’s roles and responsibilities for the construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the new international crossing. [more...]

Border Action Plan

Beyond the Border Working Group

Regulatory Cooperation Council

On February 4, 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and United States President Barack Obama announced the creation of the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) to better align the two countries’ regulatory approaches, where possible. 

On June 1, 2011, Canada and the United States agreed to Terms of Reference outlining the mandate, principles and organization of the work to be performed by the RCC and invited input from a range of stakeholders to inform the RCC’s work going forward.  This input resulted in the August 2011 release of the RCC’s consultations summary report, which was key in developing the initial Canada-United States RCC Joint Action Plan released by Prime Minister Harper and President Obama on December 7, 2011. 

The RCC Joint Action Plan is an important step in the ongoing process of regulatory cooperation between Canada and the United States.  Joint Action Plan work is being undertaken in the areas of agriculture and food, transportation, health and personal care products and workplace chemicals, the environment and two cross-sectoral areas – nanotechnology and small business lens

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