OTTAWA (July 9, 2019) – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is pleased Canada’s Premiers are meeting today in Saskatoon to discuss breaking down trade barriers and harmonizing regulations within Canada. We encourage our leaders to put aside political differences so we can start delivering overdue results for Canada’s economy.
Internal trade barriers, burdensome regulations, and stalled infrastructure projects are major drags on the Canadian manufacturing sector. For manufacturers, it is sometimes easier to trade with foreign countries than it is to trade within our own federation and, this needs to change. In fact, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that Canada is squandering up to 4 per cent of its GDP through internal trade barriers alone.
Manufacturers across the country urge the Premiers to work together to remove the throttle on Canada’s business competitiveness.
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