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Truckers take action after crying betrayal

FREDERICTON, N.B. - Fourteen individual coal truck drivers and the New Brunswick Coal Truckers Association are suing NB Coal Ltd. due to eliminated runs.The suit was sparked because Minto-area coal is...


FREDERICTON, N.B. – Fourteen individual coal truck drivers and the New Brunswick Coal Truckers Association are suing NB Coal Ltd. due to eliminated runs.

The suit was sparked because Minto-area coal is no longer being hauled to the Belledune power plant.

A statement of claim filed with the Court of Queen’s Bench says the truckers were told by president of NB Coal, Andy Cormier, that Minto coal would continue to be trucked to Belledune until 2004.

It further alleges that in February 1999, when Premier Bernard Lord was the provincial opposition leader, he promised that a Progressive Conservative government led by him would continue to mine coal in the Minto area through NB Coal for as long “as there is coal in the ground.” n


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