The Canadian Economic Union

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DOCUMENT: 830-83/004

DRAFT – For Discussion Purposes
Only – Saskatchewan
July 23, 1980.

THE CANADIAN ECONOMIC UNION

Without altering the legislative or other authority of Parliament or the legislatures or of the Government of Canada or the governments of the Provinces or the rights of any of them with respect to the exercise of their respective legislative or other authority:

(a)Parliament and the legislatures, together with the Government of Canada and the governments of the Provinces, are committed to

(i) the maintenance and enhancement of the Canadian economic union,

(ii)the movement throughout Canada of persons, goods, services and capital without discrimination by Canada or any Province, by law or practice, in a manner that unjustifiably impedes the operation of the Canadian economic union, and

(iii) the harmonization of federal and provincial laws, policies, and practices that affect the Canadian economic union; and

(b) pursuant to the commitments specified in clause (a), the Government of Canada and the governments of the Provinces are committed to the ongoing, systematic and co-operative review by them of the operation of the Canadian economic union.

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