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June 5, 2019  

Scheer vows internal free trade deal for a stronger federation

Will appoint a minister who will negotiate a comprehensive, formal free-trade deal with the provinces.

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May 30, 2019  

Saskatchewan lifts restrictions on interprovincial personal booze

Alberta, Nova Scotia and Manitoba have also eliminated restrictions on how much personal booze people can bring into those provinces.

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December 5, 2018  

First ministers meeting shaping up to be most acrimonious in years

Trudeau will have to contend with challenges from conservative premiers.

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November 29, 2018  

Feds remove regulatory barriers to trade, hope provinces will follow suit

Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said the federal government is focusing on areas where it can act quickly to remove regulatory hurdles.

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August 29, 2018  

LeBlanc not expecting resistance from premiers on internal trade barriers

Intergovernmental Affairs minister to help organize a first ministers’ meeting on internal trade, expected to be held in late October.

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July 18, 2018  

Alberta appeals court ruling ordering province to pay $2M over beer subsidy

A justice ruled last month the beer subsidy was unconstitutional, violating interprovincial free trade rules.

Insight Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 24, 2018  

Comeau ruling defies economic – and common sense

A Supreme Court ruling that there’s no ‘constitutional guarantee of free trade’ will stifle both competition and lower prices for consumers.

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April 23, 2018  

Supreme Court ruling corks BC vintners’ hopes for free trade of Canadian wines

Comeau decision supports provincial legislation that controls liquor supplies and protecting health and safety.

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February 7, 2018  

Trudeau talking to premiers about Trans Mountain pipeline battle

Trying not to get in the middle of the spat but he has reiterated government approved the pipeline and is going to get it built.

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October 26, 2016  

Atlantic provinces need to shed trade, regulatory barriers

Study says removing barriers could create gains across Canada as high as 3.3% of GDP.

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July 8, 2016  

Provinces poised to agree on plan to open up internal trade

The Agreement on Internal Trade signed in 1994 has been a headache for businesses and consumers.

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May 31, 2016  

Tories want NB beer decision sent to Supreme Court

Federal Conservatives want Section 121 of the Constitution clarified.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General
August 26, 2015  

Charged with illegally importing Quebec beer

New Brunswick man fights back with a constitutional challenge.

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June 9, 2015  

Federal, provincial ministers to discuss interprovincial trade

CFIB calls for a national agreement to eliminate what it calls “artificial barriers.”