January 27, 2023

REDUCING INTERNAL TRADE BARRIERS: 2023 RCT WORK PLAN

January 27, 2023 – The 2023 Work Plan of the Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT) listing the measures for regulatory reconciliation and cooperation is now available at the following web pages: Regulatory Reconciliation & Cooperation or https://www.cfta-alec.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/RCT-2023-Work-Plan-Final-Version-for-Website-January-18-2023.pdf.

January 18, 2023

WE’RE HIRING!

The Internal Trade Secretariat is looking for a bilingual and dynamic person to join our team! Please check out the link below for the detailed job posting: www.cfta-alec.ca/careers/. The deadline for applying is February 3, 2023.

December 8, 2022

MINISTERS CONVENE FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL TRADE

From left to right: Minister Bloyce Thompson, Minister Cliff Cullen, Minister Rajan Sawhney, Minister Caroline Wawzonek, Minister Victor Fedeli, Minister Christopher Skeete, Minister Dominic LeBlanc, Premier Tim Houston, Premier Andrew Furey, Minister Margaret Johnson, Minister Ranj Pillai, Minister Jeremy Harrison.  December 8, 2022 – Trade ministers from across Canada convened today in Toronto to advance the ongoing implementation of the …

September 30, 2022

PUBLICATION OF 2021/2022 CFTA ANNUAL REPORT

September 30, 2022 – The Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) Annual Report for the reporting period of April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 is now available on the CFTA website at the following address: https://www.cfta-alec.ca/annual-reports/.

June 24, 2022

FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE RCT

June 24, 2022 Dear Reader: In recognition of the five-year anniversary of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), I am writing on behalf of the representatives of the Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT) to provide our reflections on progress made to date to reconcile regulatory differences and to outline the RCT’s focus for the future. The CFTA entered into …

December 13, 2021

MINISTERS MEET TO ADVANCE PROGRESS ON INTERNAL TRADE PRIORITIES

December 13, 2021 – Federal, provincial, and territorial ministers responsible for the Canadian Free Trade Agreement met today to discuss their joint efforts to reduce interprovincial trade barriers. This virtual Committee on Internal Trade meeting was chaired by Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation for British Columbia. Ministers began by emphasizing that an open and efficient internal …

December 3, 2021

REDUCING INTERNAL TRADE BARRIERS: 2021-2022 REGULATORY RECONCILIATION AND COOPERATION TABLE WORK PLAN

December 3, 2021 – The 2021-2022 Work Plan of the Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT) listing the measures for regulatory reconciliation and cooperation is now available at the following web page: Regulatory Reconciliation & Cooperation or https://www.cfta-alec.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/RCT-2021-2022-Work-Plan-Final-Version-for-Website-November-30-2021.pdf.

October 6, 2021

PUBLICATION OF CFTA 2020/2021 ANNUAL REPORT

October 6, 2021 – The Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) Annual Report for the reporting period of April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 is now available on the CFTA website at the following address: https://www.cfta-alec.ca/annual-reports/.

September 24, 2020

RULES ON ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION ENTER INTO FORCE

September 24, 2020 – Federal, provincial, and territorial governments (“Parties”) acknowledge the entry into force, within the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), of specific rules regarding electricity transmission in Canada. On June 25, 2020, Newfoundland and Labrador provided written notice to the Internal Trade Secretariat to enact specific rules on electricity transmission found in Annex 309: Electricity Transmission Service Providers …