Atlantic Canada's small market is fragmented by differing provincial standards and regulations, placing its businesses at a disadvantage to those in other provinces. Over 50% of delegates to the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC)'s recent business Outlook conference indicated that reducing regulatory barriers should be the top priority for governments to support business growth.
Why is this issue so important to the Atlantic region?
APEC's recently-released report, Trade Barriers in Atlantic Canada: Opportunities for Regulatory Reform, highlighted the importance of interprovincial trade to Atlantic Canada and the costs of trade barriers facing Atlantic firms. It also identified numerous opportunities to reform the regulatory environment to reduce the burden on firms and strengthen the region's economy
On Tuesday December 13 at 10 a.m. (AST), APEC's Director of Research, David Chaundy, the report's author, hosted a one-hour webinar for Atlantic business, government and regulatory leaders highlighting the report's main findings and recommendations.
Webinar registrants can access the recording by clicking on the "webinar recording link" in the upper left side of this page, and then entering the password provided.
Others may purchase the webinar here.