Counterfeit Goods: Hard to Resist, But Potentially Deadly

Crime Stoppers wants your tips on who’s selling things like fake makeup or electrical goods at a pop-up store or elsewhere. They might hurt you, burn you…maybe even kill you. Read full press release here.

Watch the Global T.V. interview ‘Global BC Crime Stoppers Asking for Help on Counterfeit Crimes’ below:

CACN to Have Representation in Microscopy Training Program

A professor from UWO reached out to CACN requesting representation to participate in a unique training program on microscopic imaging techniques (see details below). Vladimir Gagachev, Eaton, and a member of CACN’s Steering Committee has offered to participate in this program as a representative of CACN. Vladimir’s technical background makes him a very good fit for this role. If members have any questions about this program, please contact Vladimir at

Background: The proposed “Meeting Microscopy Training Needs for Government, Industry, and Fundamental Research (MICROTRAIN) CREATE program aims to train highly-qualified personnel in advanced microscopic imaging techniques, as well as the digital transformation and analysis of collected data. Modern microscopes, and the digital data they collect, are essential tools in a variety of sectors, including government (forensic analysis, anti-counterfeiting, national defense, and health care), industry (manufacturing, pharmaceutical, consumer product, nuclear, and aerospace), and fundamental research.

Considering all segments and applications, the global microscopy market is poised to reach $6.72 billion (USD) by 2021, an impressive compound annual growth rate of 7.5% from $4.68 billion in 2016 (Markets and Markets). This CREATE program aims to train microscopy experts for employment in these strategic sectors and to enable the translation of microscopy-based fundamental research from academic labs to industry, for the benefit of all Canadians. This Letter of Intent involves 11 applicants, nine confirmed industrial partners, and four institutional facilities, which will push the frontiers of microscopy techniques and provide Canada with industry-ready HQP.


Reminder to Members to File Request for Assistance Form


CACN would like to remind members to submit a Request for Assistance Application to the Canadian Bord Services Agency (CBSA). The application is valid for 2 years. Below is information taken from the CBSA Website.

How the program works

  • Step 1: Ensure that your trademark is registered with CIPO and your information is up to date.
  • Step 2: Complete the RFA form  and submit it to the CBSA for processing.
  • Step 3: Wait for confirmation of enrollment and approval letter outlining program specific details.
  • Step 4: Once approved, if suspected counterfeit goods are intercepted by the CBSA, you will be notified and given the opportunity to take  appropriate action.
  • Step 5: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be responsible for leading any criminal investigations related to commercial scale counterfeiting and piracy.
Note: By filing an RFA, you acknowledge that you become liable to the government for any costs related to storage, handling and destruction of detained goods that arise, beginning the day after a notice of detention is sent to you. You can often minimize or avoid these costs by responding promptly to CBSA and advising:
  • (1) the goods are not counterfeit or pirated, or
  • (2) you choose not to launch an action for this shipment.”
For more information, visit CACN’s website,  or enquires can be sent directly to the CBSA at
CACN’s Cyber Security Consultation Submission

CACN has proposed that the government institute a new federal office charged with protecting innovators, consumers, and legitimate businesses from increasing harms of counterfeit goods, online piracy and fraud. The new federal office would eliminate the current fragmentation amongst federal departments and would be a mechanism for coordinated partnership between government departments, business and the Canadian public.

To read the full letter, cybersecurity-consultation-letter_cacn


Civil and Cultural Works by using of Drones

Civil and Cultural Works by using of Drones

Drones have necessitated formidable technologies that facilitate a variety of business of communities. They relate to planes that go at supersonic rates and may cover a broad region, dependent on their callings.essay writing Drones have been during the past would once secure nations around the world next to terrorists, niche merchandise, and manage boundary areas. Having said that, with promising requires successful programs in trades, organizations have been able to develop superior drones which may carry out a wide range of solutions. Many agencies and countries have appreciated drones into their on a daily basis work, because of their freedom and benefit (Oliver, 2013). Read More

CACN’s Response to Australia’s Plain Packaging Law

CACN supports a strong message from Canada that it does not support the proposed action of Australia’s plain packaging regime. The regime not only sets a precedent that threatens to adversely affect Canada’s trading rights, possibly leading to excessively-restrictive packaging requirements for any product, arguably raising a health issue, but also has negative implications in the battle against trade in all counterfeit products.

CACN has sent a letter to the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade in response to the plain packaging WTO dispute brought by the Ukraine against Australia in which Canada has observer status.