Ontario, Quebec agree to work together

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TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario and Quebec will work together to remove interprovincial trade barriers such as unharmonized trucking regulations, according to Premiers Jean Charest and Dalton McGuinty.

The premiers signed an agreement to improve trade between the two provinces.

Among the items to be examined are truck weights. Both Ontario and Quebec rely heavily on their manufacturing sectors. Charest invited the federal government to also get on-board and provide support for manufacturers.

“This agreement will strengthen Canada’s economic union by creating a more open economy between Ontario and Quebec,” said McGuinty.

“Quebec and Ontario form the largest trading bloc in Canada,” added Charest. “We can eliminate barriers to trade and labour mobility while maintaining the capacity of each government to respond to circumstances in their respective provinces.”

— With files from the Canadian Press

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