British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan and Manitoba
comprise the New West Partnership,
an economic powerhouse of more
than 11 million people with a
combined GDP of over $750 billion.

This ambitious agreement
represents Canada’s largest interprovincial barrier-free trade and
investment market.

  

News Releases

November 17, 2016 - MANITOBA JOINS NEW WEST PARTNERSHIP TRADE AGREEMENT
Premiers of Canada's four western provinces today announced that Manitoba has joined the New West Partnership Trade Agreement, strengthening and expanding Canada’s largest, barrier-free interprovincial market.

November 6, 2014 - NEW WEST PREMIERS AND INDUSTRY WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT GROWTH
New West Partnership (NWP) Premiers Brad Wall (Saskatchewan), Christy Clark (British Columbia) and Jim Prentice (Alberta) met with industry leaders today to explore ways to improve the long term efficiency, reliability, and competitiveness of western Canada’s transportation system.

November 5, 2014 - NEW WEST SUMMIT TO EXPLORE STRENGTHENING TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
New West Partnership Premiers Brad Wall (Saskatchewan), Jim Prentice (Alberta) and Christy Clark (British Columbia) are bringing transportation and industry leaders together this week in Regina to explore how western Canada’s transportation system can be strengthened to better move the region’s products to global markets.

August 28, 2014 - NEW WEST PARTNERSHIP COMMITS TO REDUCE EXCEPTIONS
Today, Premiers Brad Wall, Dave Hancock and Christy Clark agreed to review the list of exceptions to the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) to make trade in the New West even more open.

July 9, 2014 - NEW WEST PARTNERSHIP CALLS FOR NEW CANADA FREE TRADE ZONE
Today, the three premiers of the New West Partnership (Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia) sent a joint letter to all premiers in Canada urging them to support an ambitious Canada Free Trade zone for Canada’s internal economy.

March 13, 2014 - GETTING CANADA’S GOODS TO MARKET TOPS NEW WEST AGENDA
New West Partnership (NWP) Premiers Brad Wall (Saskatchewan), Christy Clark (British Columbia) and Alison Redford (Alberta) met today to discuss closer cooperation on western priorities.  At the top of the agenda was solving problems with getting western goods to market—now and in the longer term.

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Sept. 10 - 2012 - NEW WEST PARTNERSHIP TO HOST WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM RECEPTION
The Premiers of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan are hosts of a New West Partnership (NWP) reception tomorrow in Tianjin, China during the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions.

July 3, 2012 - NEW WEST PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATES 2ND ANNIVERSARY
The governments of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia are celebrating the two-year anniversary and implementation date of the New West Partnership.

June 27, 2012 - NEW WEST PARTNERSHIP STREAMLINES BUSINESS REGISTRATION ACROSS THE WEST
Businesses across Western Canada will find it easier to operate throughout the region under New West Partnership rules that take effect July 1.

Dec. 13, 2011 - NEW WEST PARTNERSHIP PREMIERS COMMIT TO OTTAWA MISSION
Canada’s three western-most Premiers agreed on developing a joint mission to Ottawa in 2012 to engage the federal government on several key issues including a Canadian Energy Strategy, immigration, labour market development and greenhouse gas regulations.

Dec. 8, 2011 - NEW LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO BENEFIT SASKATCHEWAN BUSINESSES
Saskatchewan has taken the first step in streamlining business registration and reporting requirements across the three westernmost provinces as part of the New West Partnership Trade Agreement.

June 29, 2011 - UNIFORM RULES WILL IMPROVE EFFICIENCY FOR TRUCKING INDUSTRY
Regulations are being streamlined for large commercial vehicles travelling across the boundaries of the three westernmost provinces.

Dec. 16, 2010 - WESTERN PREMIERS UNITE TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO ASIAN MARKETS
Energy ministers from Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan signed an agreement today that will help expand and strengthen Canada’s position as an energy powerhouse.

May 17, 2010 - WESTERN PROVINCES OPEN JOINT TRADE AND INVESTMENT OFFICE IN SHANGHAI
The Premiers of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan today opened the new Shanghai-based Western Canada Trade and Investment Office, advancing Western Canada's interests and bolstering economic ties in China.

May 12, 2010 - PREMIERS LEAD NEW WEST PARTNERSHIP ASIAN TRADE MISSION
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell and Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach will lead a joint trade mission to China and Japan to promote trade and commerce opportunities between Western Canada and Asia.

April 30, 2010 - SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA AND BC LAUNCH NEW WEST PARTNERSHIP
Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan launched the New West Partnership today, creating an economic powerhouse of nine million people with a combined GDP of more than $550 billion.