Tuesday, 27 November 2007

The Ontario-Quebec Deal: TILMA 2.0 ?

Erin Weir over on the "Progressive Economics Forum Blog" has just posted a commentary on the recently announced discussions between Ontario and Quebec on so-called "free-trade".

Below is an excerpt from Erin's posting. The full commentary can be read by clicking here.
"Today, Premiers McGuinty and Charest kicked off “free trade” negotiations between their provinces. The key question is whether this process will be a sweeping “race to the bottom” like the BC-Alberta Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) or a focused effort to develop common standards in the few areas where problems may exist. As usual, the rhetoric about “inter-provincial barriers” is based on barely any concrete examples of alleged barriers."

No comments: