Great news for those who believe less protectionism, less barriers in our small market makes sense. The same special interest groups that are against labour mobility, increased competition, lower costs, will have another issue to complain about. (Can you guess which political parties will be defending the special interests groups in Ottawa?). Canada's is gaining credibility on the world stage as they deliver results vs empty rhetoric from previous governments.
We are open for business and global trade!
If the New West Partnership can build from strength to strength the opponents including the NDP, Bloc will have less influence in blocking progress.The Unions, provincial monopolies that restrict competition will have have to explain why they deserve a premium above market. Why should Canadians be held hostage for their entitlements?
The same anti-Harper, anti-free trade, anti-competition forces will block every deal to protect their own self-interests and sweetheart deals.
"The market we're looking at is much bigger than the market we're giving up," argues Manley. "Shouldn't we be thinking more about how we access markets than how we protect our little market?" - John Manley on Trade with European Union Winnipeg Free Press April 26, 2010
"We are eliminating unnecessary regulation. We are eliminating duplication of regulation. We are saying to ourselves when we work together we can accomplish so much more."