The Trudeau government supports CETA and the Prime Minister has ordered his Trade Minister, Chrystia Freeland, to “implement” the agreement. In May 2015, the Ontario government wrote in a press release: “Last fall, the premiers of Ontario and Quebec signed an intention to revive and strengthen trade relations between the two provinces. They pledged to explore opportunities to reconcile the chapters of the Ontario-Québec Trade and Cooperation Agreement (OQTCA) with those of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Ontario and Quebec agreed on the principle of a revised chapter for the OQTCA`s public procurement. Canada`s Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) facilitates the mobility of workers in compulsory occupations. To have your qualifications recognized, you must contact the regulatory authority of your activity in the province or territory where you wish to work. In Quebec, Emploi-Québec is the organization responsible for the recognition of qualifications in a number of professions. This international trade agreement, which will come into force on September 21, 2017, expands the opportunities for EU and Canadian suppliers to award public contracts. The rules apply only in certain circumstances, namely: this national (inter-provincial) trade agreement replaced the Internal Trade Agreement (TIA) on 1 July 2017 and promotes open trade practices with public sector organisations. The Ontario government has worked with the federal government, provinces and territories to build closer ties with trading partners by entering into agreements that remove barriers to trade and investment. As a covered company, the University of Toronto is responsible for meeting public procurement obligations in the relevant chapters of CHAPTER 5 (public procurement), CETA (Chapter 19 – Public Procurement) and OQCTA (Chapter 9 – Public Procurement). MONTREAL , September 30 /CNW Telbec/ – The Ontario-Québec Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which will come into force on October 1, is particularly welcome because of the dynamics of trade opening it creates, according to an economic note released today by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI).
However, MEI President Michel Kelly-Gagnon believes that “this strategy of creating a new economic zone-free space for Quebec, particularly by liberalizing trade with Ontario and Europe, could prove to be one of the Charest government`s best initiatives over time.” The author points out that, despite extensive integration, a number of irritations still stand in the way of the full economic fluidity between the two provinces. In addition, two recent OECD and IMF studies call on Canada to remove barriers to inter-provincial trade in order to improve the country`s productivity and the perception of foreign investors. Unfortunately, there are still many exceptions to the Agreement between Ontario and Quebec. Descéteaux says an agreement based on the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) between British Columbia and Alberta would have been much more effective.