Bay of Quinte MP Ryan Williams named Shadow Minister for Pan-Canadian Trade and Competition
October 12, 2022
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Belleville, On – Today, The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, announced a new inflation-busting Conservative Shadow Cabinet. Bay of Quinte MP Ryan Williams was named Shadow Minister for Pan-Canadian Trade and Competition.
MP Williams says his work will focus on lowering prices for Canadians. MP Williams says as Shadow Minister for Pan-Canadian Trade his goal will be to reduce barriers for interprovincial trade. “Only five provinces allow unrestricted transportation of alcohol across borders. Labour mobility is hampered by lack of interprovincial recognition of the qualifications of medical professionals, skilled trades, and social workers.” MP Williams says, “If these barriers are eliminated, Canada’s GDP could rise as much as $80 billion, and wages could rise as much as $1,800 per person.”
MP Williams says he also wants to create competition in Canada. “There is no innovation without competition. We need to create choices for consumers, so we can drive prices lower. We need to see increased possibilities for Canadians when it comes choosing cell phones, credit cards, internet providers, or airlines,” states Williams.
When announcing his Shadow cabinet today, The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition said “I am proud to announce our hard-working and strong team that will take on Trudeau and his costly coalition and their plans to continue to cripple the Canadian economy and make life more costly for Canadians.
“Together with this team, Conservatives will take on JustInflation, fight all of Trudeau and his costly coalition’s tax hikes – including his plans to triple the expensive carbon tax – and tackle the cost-of-living crisis so that young people can buy a home, families can afford nutritious food, and our seniors can retire with dignity.
“Together, we will ensure Canadians benefit from the fruits of their labour, so they can take back control of their lives here in Canada, the freest country on earth.”