Breaking Barriers in Internal Trade: What R.v. Comeau and the Changing CFTA Mean for your Client (In Person)

Sep. 28, 2018
Toronto ON

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Breaking Barriers in Internal Trade: What R. v. Comeau and the Changing CFTA Mean for your Client  (Video)

OBA International Law PROGRAM | 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Over the last few years, the Canadian domestic trade landscape has undergone major changes impacting a wide range of areas including reductions of regulatory barriers and changes to public procurement access. The recently enacted Canadian Free Trade Agreement (“CFTA”) replaced the Agreement on Internal Trade (“AIT”) on July 1, 2017. The CFTA is a comprehensive free trade agreement governing most aspects of trade between Canadian provinces and territories, such as trade in goods, services, investment, labour mobility, and procurement. It was designed to align with Canada’s international trade obligations, including Canada’s commitments under the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Join the OBA International Law Section and expert panelists from the private bar and the Ministry of International Trade (Ontario) to learn how the transition from the AIT to the CFTA may impact your clients’ opportunities for growth, and the need to follow new compliance requirements. Our panelists will discuss the application of key provisions of the CFTA to your clients’ business, the link between the CETA and international trade agreements and dispute settlement, and how the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in R. v. Comeau, 2018 SCC 15 may impact the CFTA’s legal interpretation and domestic trade issues.


Quentin Vander Schueren, EY Law LLP
Susana May Yon Lee, Cassidy Levy Kent (Canada) LLP
Andrew Christie, The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade


Martha Harrison, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Michael Solursh, The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Julie Mouris, Conway Baxter Wilson LLP/s.r.l


Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm Registration & Buffet Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Program
Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8


CBA Member: $68* | CBA Student Member: $35* | Non-Member: $115*

*plus applicable taxes


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