The Canadian Press

2015-10-29 | Western Provinces Trade

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Manitoba companies could be shut out of some contracts in other western provinces under a regional trade deal that stops at the Saskatchewan boundary. Manitoba is the only western province that did not sign on to the New West Partnership in 2010. In recent weeks, the Saskatchewan government has started saying it may limit some contract offers to businesses in provinces that signed the trade deal. That has concerned Ron Hambley, with the Winnipeg Construction Association. (Manitoba's jobs and economy minister, Kevin Chief, says preferential treatment is not supposed to occur under a national trade deal called the Agreement on Internal Trade. Chief says he is willing to look at any specific complaints.)

Date: 2015-10-29
Placeline: WINNIPEG.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << some of our members have done a great deal of work in in in Saskatchewan over the last five years and would be very concerned if if if the rules change such that they weren't permitted to work across the border >>