Manitoba leading Canada in reducing barriers to its internal trade, labour mobility

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Winnipeg/CMEDIA: Manitoba’s Premier Heather Stefanson reportedly announced Jul 10 that in a report card issued by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) said that Manitoba leads the country in reducing internal trade and labour mobility barriers.

“Now more than ever, as Manitoba families are dealing with affordability challenges, our government continues to lead by example to open more pathways to better prosperity,” Stefanson has said in a news release. 

Reduction of internal trade and mobility restrictions could lead to an increase of Canada’s real gross domestic product by over four percent, the equivalent of over $1,500 for every Canadian family.

While awarding its top national grade and score ranking, the CFIB concluded that Manitoba with fewer internal trade and labour mobility barriers than any other province or territory in Canada standing reflects the Manitoba government’s ongoing leadership and commitment to pursuing this key economic driver, the premier added.

“We are proud of our accomplishments in achieving the best position in such a relatively short time frame, but we will keep pushing for necessary progress across the country to maximize impact and more opportunities for Manitobans,” said Economic Development, Investment and Trade Minister Jeff Wharton.

The most regulatory reconciliation agreements to improve cross-country business operations and cut red tape has also been signed by the Manitoba government which is also the only jurisdiction to permit full direct-to-consumer alcohol sales across Canada with no import restrictions on personal use.