In this report, Senator David Tkachuk, Chair of the committee
"Canadians should be able to live, practice their
profession or trade, purchase goods and services freely and without
penalty anywhere in this great country as a right. To do otherwise
makes us less of a country and makes citizens tied to their region
rather than their nation."
Here Are The Top Weirdest Barriers To Trade (In
Traffic Jam – Part
1: Some truck configurations must be driven at night in
British Columbia — and only during the day in neighbouring
Alberta. Insomnia rejoice.
Traffic Jam – Part
2: Some provinces impose limits on the use of high-tech
fuel-efficient tires so truckers have to swap them out at the
border. Pit crews not included.
The Grapes of Wrath:
Only British Columbia, Manitoba and Nova Scotia allow
direct-to-consumer wine shipments. Meanwhile, provincial liquor
outlets charge high markeups.
The Cheese Police:
Quebec's delicious array of unpasteurized cheeses can't be
shipped outside of the province. Un-brie-lievable.
An Ale-Ing System:
Beer bottle size standards differ across jurisdictions, forcing
some brewers to spend money on parallel production system if they
want to sell to other parts of the country.
Size Does Matter:
The size of dairy creamers and milk containers differs across
jurisdictions, forcing some companies to duplicate production
British Columbia and Alberta have a carbon tax while Quebec and
Ontario — and soon Manitoba — have a cap-and-trade
system, making it more costly to operate in more than one
Companies often have to register in every province or territory in
which they do business.
A Sticky Situation:
Provincial, territorial and federal standards for maple syrup
grades differ. That's not so sweet.
Organic food standards are different across Canada, therefore
limiting access to certain markets. Kale still tats the same.
This Report should provide needed push to tear down internal
trade barriers in Canada. The removal of internal trade barriers
within Canada should have beneficial economic effects.
The Federal Government and provincial governments are currently
re-negotiating/evolving Canada's Agreement on Internal Trade.
The Senate Report should give Canadian businesses something to
consider and further the discussion between business and the
Under the Income Tax Act, the Employment Insurance Act, and the Excise Tax Act, a director of a corporation is jointly and severally liable for a corporation's failure to deduct and remit source deductions or GST.
Under the Income Tax Act, the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan Act and the Excise Tax Act, a director of a corporation is jointly and severally liable for a corporation's failure to deduct and remit source deductions.
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