Elimination of Interprovincial Trade and Non-Trade Barriers

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario)

WHEREAS an open, free, single domestic market in goods, services and labour is important for the health of the Canadian economy, particularly in times of weak export markets;

WHEREAS the free flow of goods, services and labour can strengthen Canada's economy, unity and equality of opportunity for all Canadians;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada launch national negotiations, with the provinces and territories, to eliminate all interprovincial trade barriers or impediments to the free flow of goods, services and labour in Canada, and to maximize mobility of labour across the entire country, including the fullest portability, compatibility and common standards of all government benefits and other programs, in the interest of equal opportunity for all Canadians.