With all the talk of international trade negotiations, it's easy to forget that there may still be work to be done at the domestic level:
As the [Canadian] premiers gather in Regina from August 5 to 7 for their Council of the Federation summer meeting, a business coalition is urging them to act faster to cut longstanding barriers to interprovincial trade.
Among the key internal barriers in Canada are policies and regulations that hinder interprovincial trade in goods and those that make it difficult for workers to move between provinces and have their credentials recognized.
Many areas, includingthe environment, food and agriculture, securities, and government procurement, are regulated by the provinces and territories.
And changes in labour mobility require working with the many self-regulating associations in the jurisdictions that govern numerous professions and trades affecting everyone from lawyers, doctors, nurses, and teachers to welders, mechanics, andconstructionworkers.