Breaking down barriers to internal trade will strengthen Canada's national economy and global competitiveness
September 15, 2014 – Ottawa – Industry Canada
Industry Minister James Moore today delivered an address at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy's conference in Ottawa, emphasizing that Canada's internal trade barriers harm the national economy, hurt Canadian businesses, workers and consumers, and add costs for businesses that affect competitiveness.
The Minister called for an unimpeded internal market that enables businesses to grow and encourages entrepreneurs to launch into other markets while creating jobs for Canadians.
Minister Moore also provided details on the federal government's proposal to modernize the Agreement on Internal Trade, One Canada, One National Economy: Modernizing Internal Trade in Canada, and committed to working with the provinces and territories to achieve meaningful action. The Minister said that the federal government will take action on its own, where possible, to both lead by example and emphasize that Canadians expect their governments to address this important issue.
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Office of the Minister of Industry