Consumer-led research projects part of Harper Government's continued push for free trade within Canada
October 9, 2014 – Ottawa – Industry Canada
Industry Minister James Moore today announced support for four new research projects to demonstrate the benefits to Canadian consumers of having free trade within Canada. The projects are another step in the concrete actions that the Government of Canada has been taking to free Canadian businesses, workers and consumers from the protectionist barriers that limit their success, movement and choice.
This important work will be completed by the following consumer organizations:
- The Consumers Council of Canada will identify ways in which consumer groups can harmonize trade among the provinces and territories.
- Option consommateurs will examine means of improving Canadians' views on consumer protection safeguards across Canada.
- The Public Interest Advocacy Centre will work with Canadians to determine how a new internal trade agreement could amend the dispute resolution and enforcement regimes to include direct access for consumers.
- Union des consommateurs will identify best practices in the European Union and Australia for addressing internal trade barriers and how similar barriers can be broken down in Canada.
The results of this important work will be released in June 2015.
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Office of the Minister of Industry