If initial discussions among parties concerned do not resolve a complaint or dispute, the CFTA features a formal dispute resolution mechanism which can be found in Chapter 10 (Dispute Resolution Procedures) of the Agreement. Governments, individuals and the private sector can ultimately use this mechanism to resolve disputes in a cooperative and respectful way.

To date, two decisions have been made using this tool:

  • Panel Concerning the Dispute Between Mr. X, a Private Person from Quebec, and Ontario Regarding a Crane Operator Certification
  • Panel Regarding the Dispute between Manitoba and Ontario Concerning Ontario’s Notice of Measure with respect to Public Accountants