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FREDERICTON, N.B. -- New Brunswick's border MLAs will meet with their American counterparts to discuss common inter...


FREDERICTON, N.B. — New Brunswick’s border MLAs will meet with their American counterparts to discuss common interests such as cross-border trade.

The province is starting a Maine/New Brunswick Legislators’ Forum, created to strengthen intergovernmental co-operation.

The forum will be for elected officials who represent constituencies and districts along the international border,
including 10 ridings on the north side such as Charlotte and Fundy Isles, which share a Maritime link with Maine.

Premier Bernard Lord says he has been talking about this with Gov. Angus King over the summer.

“Certainly after Sept. 11, it’s even more important now,” Lord says.

“This is a good measure and helps increase the co-operation that exists between New Brunswick and Maine.”

He says the forum will deal with more than just security – it will touch on transportation, aquaculture, the environment and more.


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