Speeches

  • Union of British Columbia Municipalities Convention 2007

    "We are a province that is more dependent on international trade than any other province in Canada, and we recognize the importance that we actually have an economy in Canada that is cohesive and not just provincial."

    Hon Colin Hansen,
    Minister of Economic Development, British Columbia
    September 24, 2007

  • Economics Society of Calgary

    "I am committed to supporting and expanding the free market system that underlies our prosperity."

    Hon. Ed Stelmach,
    Premier of Alberta
    February 22, 2007

  • How TILMA will affect employers in Western Canada
    Western Canadian Forum on Employment Law

    "TILMA gives business more people options, and workers more job choices."

    Hon. Guy Boutilier, Minister,
    Alberta International, Intergovernmental & Aboriginal Relations
    February 1, 2007

  • Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

    "We are working to eliminate the unnecessary differences."

    Hon. Gary Mar, Minister,
    Alberta International & Intergovernmental Relations
    November 15, 2006

  •  Vancouver Home Builders’ Association

    "TILMA is part of a recipe for helping to create small businesses in British Columbia."

    Hon. Colin Hansen,
    Minister of Economic Development, British Columbia
    November 1, 2006

  • Vancouver Board of Trade

    "Our two provinces have taken a leadership role in removing powerful barriers to trade, investment and labour mobility. We're sending a clear message to investors around the world that our region is serious about building an even more highly competitive and attractive place for people to invest, to carry on business, to work and to live.."

    Hon Colin Hansen,
    Minister of Economic Development, British Columbia
    September 28, 2006

  • Calgary Chamber of Commerce

    "Removing trade barriers between our provinces will translate into increased growth and prosperity. It’s good public policy, and it’s being good neighbours."

    Hon Colin Hansen,
    Minister of Economic Development, British Columbia
    September 26, 2006

  • Calgary Chamber of Commerce

    "We are creating Canada’s next economic powerhouse."

    Hon. Gary Mar, Minister,
    Alberta International & Intergovernmental Relations
    September 25, 2006

  • Alberta Professional Regulatory Bodies

    "British Columbia and Alberta realize our best economic protection is full-out cooperation." "

    Hon. Gary Mar, Minster,
    Alberta International & Intergovernmental Relations
    September 18, 2006

  • Richmond, BC Chamber of Commerce

    "We have a new way to spell opportunity—T-I-L-M-A."

    Hon. Gary Mar, Minister,
    Alberta International & Intergovernmental Relations
    June 6, 2006

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