P.E.I. Premier MacLauchlan speaks truth on trade

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The Canadian Federation of Independent Business estimates that internal barriers “cost Canada’s economy as much as $14-billion each year.” Eliminating these barriers would disadvantage narrow provincial interests in the short term, but on the whole it would improve the economy, including local economies here in Atlantic Canada. Freeing up that much money would grow the private sector. Plus, it would help a vast swath of individual Canadians, instead of a handful of producers and suppliers who benefit from the current system.

The single actor with the most power here remains the federal government, which has three legal avenues to ensure trade liberalization.

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