One Country, One Market National Conference:

A National Conference on the Future of Free Trade Within Canada

November 1, 2018
Shaw Centre, Ottawa

Free trade within Canada is one of the hottest public policy issues on the national agenda right now.

After the Supreme Court’s Comeau decision, public awareness of the problem of interprovincial trade barriers has never been higher, and the opportunity to do something about them has never been better. Prime Minister Trudeau even recently called for a First Ministers’ Meeting on the topic this fall.

The time is ripe for a real examination of why we don’t have the same internal free trade here in Canada that our peer countries or other federal jurisdictions like the E.U., the U.S., and Australia have, and to explore what practical measures we can take to open up our internal market to the benefit of Canadian businesses and consumers here at home.

On November 1, the One Country, One Market Conference will bring together some of Canada’s top economists, constitutional scholars, industry representatives, and politicians for a one-day conference in Ottawa to discuss the future of free trade within Canada.

Featured Guest
The Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade

Keynote Speech by Nationally Renowned Columnist Andrew Coyne

Confirmed Panelists Include:

Professor Germain Belzile
Faculty Lecturer, Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montreal

David Clement
North American Affairs Manager, Consumer Choice Center

Rachel Curran
Former Director of Policy to Stephen Harper

Pascale Déry
Vice President, Communications and Development, MEI

Darrell Dexter
Former Premier of Nova Scotia; Vice Chair Global Public Affairs

Jim Feehan
Professor, Memorial University Department Of Economics

Martha Hall Findlay
President and CEO, Canada West Foundation; Former MP

Ryan Greer
Director, Transportation & Infrastructure Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Asha Hingorani
Director of Government and Public Affairs, Canadian Vintners Association

Professor Malcolm Lavoie
Assistant Professor, University of Alberta Faculty Of Law

The Hon. James Moore
Former Federal Minister of Industry; Senior Business Advisor,
Dentons; Chancellor, University Of Northern British Columbia

Professor Bruce Pardy
Professor, Queen’s University Faculty Of Law

Corinne Pohlmann
Senior Vice President, National Affairs, Canadian Federation of Independent Business

What are the challenges and opportunities, and where do we go from here?

This is a unique opportunity to hear from academic and industry leaders who are already out ahead on this important issue for the future of Canada.

We want you there.

This is an invitation-only conference. Because there is limited space, and we are not charging for attendance, we want to make sure that people like you, who have a genuine interest in the policies of interprovincial free trade, are able to attend and hear the panels, participate in the Q&As, and join the lively conversation over lunch, coffee, and the post-panels reception.

Please fill out the Application for Registration, found here, to be considered for attendance.

About the Organizers

The One Country, One Market Conference is a non-partisan event hosted by three leading Canadian charities who focus on free markets and constitutional rights: the Canadian Constitution Foundation, the Montreal Economic Institute, and the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies.

Click here to complete the Application for Attendance