Wednesday 28 March 2007

Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association Rejects TILMA

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) has rejected the BC/Alberta Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA).

The following is posted on the SUMA website under the highlights from their March 23-24 Board of Directors meeting held in Regina:


"SUMA Policy and Communication Services presented a draft report on the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement. Based on the information, the board of directors has several concerns about the potential impact for urban municipalities. A motion was passed that SUMA oppose Saskatchewan’s involvement in this agreement. However, should the province choose to begin negotiations to sign the agreement, then SUMA strongly believes that urban municipalities need to be at the negotiation table as an order of government. If this request is not supported by the province, then urban municipalities will demand a full exemption from the agreement."

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