The Yukon government won’t be joining the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement.
The territorial government consulted extensively with local business, municipal government, aboriginal governments and unions.
Saskatchewan also rejected TILMA after holding province-wide public hearings.
CUPE urges Ontario and Québec to also hold province-wide public hearings before deciding on any sort of TILMA-like arrangement.
“When governments consult on TILMA and look at it without ideological blinkers on, they reject it,” said CUPE National President Paul Moist. “And rightly so.”
“TILMA is unconstitutional and will certainly limit the ability of local and provincial governments to act on behalf of citizens,” he added.