Saskatchewan and Ontario are open for business and both Premiers want to work on breaking down the inter-provincial trade barriers.
That from both Premiers at a news conference in Ontario this morning (Mon) that also covered the disagreement with the federal government imposing a carbon tax.
Premier Scott Moe says there was a bit of good news in the government’s announcement of the tax rollout, and that was that the Prairie Resilience plan was accepted.
However, the federal government didn’t believe it went far enough, so there will still be added taxes.
Moe believes the tax is bad environmental and economic policy and that’s why they are taking it to court.
That’s where the talk of opening up the trade barriers between the provinces and territories began.
Moe says Saskatchewan exports more than $5-billion to Ontario and more than $6-billion worth of goods and services come to this province from Ontario every year.
Premier Moe is in Toronto for a meeting with the Canada-India Business Council ahead of his mission to India late next Month and to talk more about inter-provincial trade with Premier Ford.
Last year, Saskatchewan was Canada’s top exporter to India and the province’s third largest export market.