Macmillan, Kathleen and Grady, Patrick (2007): A New Prescription: Can the BC-Alberta TILMA Resuscitate Internal Trade in Canada? Published in: C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder No. No.106 (October 2007): pp. 1-11.
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Interprovincial trade barriers are a drag on Canadian productivity and send an embarrassing message to international investors.Despite some past progress in reducing them, they remain an irritant to our economic union. Trade liberalization as pursued by Alberta and British Columbia in the TILMA is a model that Ottawa and the provinces should pursue.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||A New Prescription: Can the BC-Alberta TILMA Resuscitate Internal Trade in Canada?|
|Keywords:||Canadian Agreement on Internal Trade,Alberta-British Columbia Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F14 - Empirical Studies of Trade
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
|Depositing User:||Patrick Grady|
|Date Deposited:||10. Nov 2008 00:13|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 07:19|
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