Mar 14, 2018

Glenn Ackerley featured in the Journal of Commerce discussing Canada’s recent trade agreements and procurement policy

Journal of Commerce
Glenn Ackerley - WeirFoulds LLP

WeirFoulds Construction Partner Glenn Ackerley was featured in the Journal of Commerce coverage of the recent Canadian Construction Association’s Standard Practices Committee meeting.

The article covers Glenn and Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) senior director Shawn Gardner’s discussion about the ramifications of two recent trade agreements on Canadian procurement policy.

The Canadian Free Trade Agreement went into effect on July 1, 2017 and replaces the Agreement on Internal Trade and is designed to reduce and eliminate trade restrictions within Canada.

The agreement also covers municipalities and the broader public sector and is designed to align with practices set forth in agreements such as the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, which went into effect on Sept. 21, 2017.

The full coverage on these two trade agreements can be found here.

The Canadian Construction Association’s Standard Practices Committee meeting was held on March 10 organization’s 100th annual conference in Banff, Alta.