New duties for BSOM MP

Taking on Internal Trade

Barrie Springwater Oro Medonte MP Alex Nuttall has been promoted to shadow minister for Internal Trade.

He says he’s sad to be leaving the Youth, Sports and Persons with Disabilities assignment, “We did incredible work with Minister Qualtrough getting Bill C-81 passed through the House of Commons. However, it is an incredible honour to be entrusted with this new portfolio. Internal trade impacts Canadians every day.”

Nuttall says there should be no internal barriers whatsoever. Yet, he notes there are hundreds of items under the so-called “Canada Free Trade Act” that still have tariffs charged when crossing provincial borders. For instance, he says it is easier for a winery in BC to directly sell into Asia than it is to sell in Ontario. “These outdated policies are absurd, and they need to end.”