The Canadian constitution, signed 149 years ago, mandates free trade between provinces, yet restrictions on the movement of alcohol continue.  |  File photo

National free-trade deal ignores constitution

Even before Canada’s premiers departed Whitehorse earlier this summer, media coverage was applauding a “ground-breaking” and “historic” agreement on internal national trade. Not so fast. The official statement announcing the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) was only 191 words long and omits any of those pesky details where the devil is reputed to lurk. […] Read more