Interprovincial trade barriers are responsible for major losses to the Canadian economy. Whether it’s the direct hit on businesses or the way extra costs get passed on to consumers, it’s a complicated and costly issue and our governments are responsible for it.
There are many misconceptions surrounding the issue including the idea that Alberta is the only province that suffers from interprovincial trade barriers.
That misconception is fuelled by the recent controversy surrounding the NDP implementing an unconstitutional tax and grant program on beer.
Watch as I run through the four categories these barriers fall into and provide some examples of each across the country.
I’m just scratching the surface here. In some provinces there are trade deals that cut other regions out, some have warehousing systems that are more advantageous, and some take measures to completely keep imported beer from crossing their borders.
Not only is it a complicated issue but it’s also a Canada-wide problem.
If you want to see change, please stop by BeerFreedom.ca. Let our governments know that trade barriers within our own country are absolutely unacceptable.
Not only do we deserve free trade within our own country, it’s our constitutional right under Section 121.