COVID has interrupted the free movement of products and people.
provincial trade barriers
Eliminating trade barriers would decrease prices and raise household incomes.
Lower trade barriers allow businesses to shift more easily toward areas where goods and services can be produced more cheaply.
Provincial monopolies, supply management and regulatory restrictions hinder the passage of goods between provinces.
Back in Canada’s pre-Confederation days, one selling point for uniting the then-disparate British provinces was to drop existing barriers to commerce. The hope was for a country with a free-flow of trade and services in which all could potentially prosper.