Le Devoir reports now: “Quebec and Ontario will not wait for the ratification of the Canada-Europe free trade agreement to relax its public procurement regulations. … The new rules were scheduled to come into effect in both provinces on January 1 for departments and September 1 for municipal networks, education and health and crown groups. However, one year after the conclusion of the negotiations, the elected bodies have still not ratified the agreement between Canada and the European Union. In fact, we still do not know when members of the Ottawa House of Commons will start talking about CETA to decide whether it will be finalized (or rejected). You can use the Ontario-Quebec Agreement if: In May 2015, an Ontario government press release stated that “last fall, the premiers of Ontario and Quebec signed a letter of intent affirming their intention to revive and strengthen trade relations between the two provinces.” They pledged to explore opportunities to reconcile the chapters of the Ontario-Québec Trade and Cooperation Agreement (OQTCA) with those of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Ontario and Quebec agreed on the principle of a revised chapter for the OQTCA`s public procurement. Provincial governments say their goal is to ensure that Ontario and Quebec businesses have access to Ontario and Quebec public procurement at least as favourable as what was granted to European businesses in the free trade agreement to be ratified with Europe. Currently, CETA could be submitted to the European Parliament for ratification in late 2016 or early 2017. You can also contact the centre at 1-866-393-0067 (free). The Council of Canadians calls on the federal government, provincial governments and municipalities, as well as the European Parliament and European Union member states to oppose the ratification of CETA. If you live in Ontario and have a certificate of qualification valid in that province, you don`t need a Quebec certificate to do the following trades: Changes to the Open Public Procurement Agreement in Quebec and Ontario The Public Procurement Chapter of the Canada-Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) severely limits the ability of provincial and local governments to support their economies by favouring local businesses with goods and assets important services.

Contracts. See table of certificates issued by the TSSA to Quebec residents (French only) (PDF, 236KB). . CETA would involve a ban on MASH sector agencies (communities, local organisations, academic institutions, schools and health organizations and social organizations) to adopt minimum requirements for local contacts, to insist on local training offers or to apply other conditions conducive to the local development of goods and services contracts of approximately $328,000, expenditures for utility companies of more than $657,000 and construction projects of $8.2 million.