The Canadian Press

2015-11-02 | Western Provinces Trade

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A trade dispute in the western provinces grew today when the Saskatchewan government said Manitoba could have avoided any trouble long ago by joining a regional trade agreement. Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia established the New West Partnership in 2010 in an effort to reduce trade, investment and labour barriers. Manitoba opted not to join. In recent weeks, two of the partnership provinces have started giving preferential treatment to companies within the trade zone. A Manitoba minister said he was surprised by Sasakatchewan's actions. Saskatchewan Trade Minister Jeremy Harrison says Manitoba can still join the partnership. (Manitoba's minister for jobs and the economy, Kevin Chief, says Manitoba has been focusing its energy on renewal of a trade deal that covers all provinces -- the Agreement on Internal Trade -- which is to be revamped by next spring.)

Date: 2015-11-02
Placeline: REGINA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 9 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and that we would invite Manitoba to become a part of that agreement I don't think so Left Right sort of thing if it gets it just make sure that's been working for all of us in the new West >>


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