Budget 2014 quotes Forum's work on internal trade

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02/18/2014

The 2014 Federal Budget released on February 11 included a chapter on reducing barriers to internal trade. The Budget referenced the Public Policy Forum’s recent work in this area, including the Internal Trade Symposium convened in Ottawa in June 2013, and directly quoted from our report on key findings and recommendations emerging from this conference, Canada’s Evolving Internal Market—An Agenda for a More Cohesive Economic Union.

The Budget stated that “the Government will continue to pursue opportunities to revitalize the Agreement on Internal Trade in collaboration with provinces and territories, in order to strengthen the internal market for the benefit of Canadian businesses and consumers.”

The Forum is very pleased that our research and convening efforts have resulted in such a tangible impact on public policy.