(a) to impose agreements as national trade agreements for the purposes of point (c) of the definition of “internal trade agreement” in paragraph 1; The TYA was signed in 1994 by the federal, provincial and territorial governments (with the exception of Nunavut) and came into force in 1995. The AIT was the first pan-Canadian agreement to remove barriers to the free movement of people, goods, services and investment within Canada. (a) under a provision of a national trade agreement; and (b) is not subject to review or appeal in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement. (dcision) The federal government is responsible for negotiating Canada`s international trade agreements. The Government of Alberta represents the interests of the provinces when the federal government negotiates these international agreements, particularly in territories under provincial jurisdiction or when there are significant economic benefits to the province. Examples of Canada`s international trade agreements impacting Alberta are listed below. The parties to the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) have reached an agreement to replace NWPTA`s BPM with a new supply protest mechanism. The BPM came into force on January 1, 2019. Where a supplier considers that a particular contract has been performed in a manner inconsistent with the obligations of one of the following five agreements, it may use the bid protest mechanism to challenge the contracting entity`s decision: (b) the New West Partnership Trade Agreement, Alberta and Saskatchewan, entered into by the Governments of British Columbia on July 1, 2010; and to which Manitoba acceded on November 17, 2016, including any potential amendments to the agreement; and The New West Partnership is a trade agreement between British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This bill amends three acts so that Manitoba can join the agreement and participate in other future national trade agreements.
The New West Partnership consists of a series of agreements that economically integrate the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. They were adopted on April 30, 2010. Alberta has created access to Canadian and foreign markets through trade agreements with other governments. These agreements create a framework for fair and equitable trade rules. Such rules ensure open and non-discriminatory treatment that protects Albertans, Alberta businesses and their investors in markets outside Alberta. The New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) is an internal trade agreement aimed at integrating the economies of three provinces. It is often referred to by supporters, critics and the media as an expansion of the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) already in place between British Columbia and Alberta, signed on April 28, 2006, which provides a virtual economic union between the two provinces. However, the Saskatchewan provincial government, led by Brad Wall of the Saskatchewan Party, said the NWPTA offers fairer treatment to Saskatchewan Crown Corporations, which was one of the largest public complaints that prevented Saskatchewan from joining TILMA in 2007.
   Through these agreements, Alberta is attempting to improve market access for goods, services, suppliers, workers, investors and investments in the West and across the country. The NWPTA provides a comprehensive framework to improve trade, investment and labour mobility in the four western provinces. The Proceedings Against the Crown Act is amended to allow for the enforcement of orders against the Government of Manitoba under a national trade agreement as a court order. One of the benefits of the agreement is that it streamlines regulatory requirements for setting up and operating a business and eliminates the need to submit multiple registrations and reports between the four provinces….