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Industry Minister James Moore has recently been making the case that now is the time to renew the effort on tearing down the barriers to trade within Canada
Industry Minister James Moore has recently been making the case that now is the time to renew the effort on tearing down the barriers to trade within Canada
(Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

COLIN ROBERTSON

Why free trade is the unfinished business of Confederation

When our 13 provincial and territorial leaders meet next week in Charlottetown for their 55th annual conclave, they will discuss, yet again, how to create free trade within Canada.

It is the unfinished business of our Confederation.

The intention in the Constitution is clear: “All Articles of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any one of the Provinces shall, from and after the Union, be admitted free into each of the other Provinces.”