Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Saskatchewan Rejects TILMA ... Again

Erin Weir over at the Progressive Economics Forum Blog has just posted an article on contradictory stories about the Sask. Party's position regarding the B.C./Alberta Trade Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA):
"Saskatchewan’s new Premier, Brad Wall, addressed the Petroleum Club in Calgary on Monday to emphasize his willingness to continue giving away his province’s oil reserves for scandalously low royalties. Several media outlets reported that he also expressed interest in joining TILMA, which he had previously rejected. For example, The Globe and Mail reported, “He mentioned his desire to become part of a pact that now includes Alberta and British Columbia that is aimed at removing interprovincial trade barriers.”

In the following story, “New gov’t turfs TILMA,” Wall’s Minister of Enterprise and Innovation set the record straight. Fittingly, this article was printed in The Meridian Booster of Lloydminster, which straddles the Saskatchewan-Alberta border." (
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