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Lord willing to help Chretien fulfill legacy

OTTAWA, Ont. -- Prime Minister Jean Chretien will use a visit to New Brunswick later this summer to wrap up a deal...


OTTAWA, Ont. — Prime Minister Jean Chretien will use a visit to New Brunswick later this summer to wrap up a deal for the final twinning of the Trans-Canada Highway through the province.

A federal official confirmed in mid-July, the PM is eager to meet with New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord.

“That’s the kind of trip we are putting together for either August or September,” he adds.

The federal official added that both Ottawa and the province have agreed on a 50/50, cost-sharing formula for completing the approximately 140km of highway work, estimated at $420 million.

The province had been asking that Ottawa cover as much as 80 per cent of the tab.


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