Toronto seeks exemption from CETA agreement

March 9, 2012

Toronto is the latest municipality to seek an exemption from the CETA agreement. At issue is the likely loss of local procurement policies. Most governments in Canada, at all three levels, have clauses in their contracts that particular goods and services must be generated locally. The benefits to such clauses are obvious in that they generate jobs and money for the local economy. Under CETA local procurement policies would likely be illegal. Read more in the Toronto Star.