Manitoba in Talks With Alberta, Saskatchewan, B.C. to Join New West Trade Pact

Manitoba in Talks With Alberta, Saskatchewan, B.C. to Join New West Trade Pact

By The Canadian Press

Western Canada. (Supplied)
Western Canada. (Supplied)

 

Manitoba is in talks with Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia to join the New West Partnership trade agreement.

It’s among the first moves made by Conservative Premier Brian Pallister after his election last month.

Pallister says joining the trade deal between the three western provinces will reduce trade barriers and give businesses more opportunity for growth.

The former NDP government came under fire from business leaders for declining to join the group even after some Saskatchewan Crown corporations started limiting bids to provinces who were part of the pact.

Pallister says he hopes Manitoba will formally sign on to the agreement within his first 100 days in office.

Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia set up the trade pact in 2010.

Advertisements


Pssst, while you're here...
ChrisD.ca is Winnipeg's only independent digital news outlet, producing reliable journalism and localized content since 2007. As we grow as a company, so do our expenses into creating the news, sports and entertainment coverage you've come to expect from us. We ask that if you enjoyed reading this article that you consider making a small donation towards our efforts. It would be greatly appreciated in helping us reinvest to expand our reach and hire additional freelance reporters and photographers. Thank you!

Support ChrisD.ca ?

Sports Highlights

Comments

comments

logo