Students to rally for twinning

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EDMUNDSTON, N.B. — Students from high schools and colleges between Riviere-du-Loup, Que., and Edmundston will hold a rally next month to demand the complete twinning of the Trans Canada Highway.

The demands are being placed on both the federal and provincial governments in hopes they will agree to complete the twinning of the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick and Quebec.

“How many deaths will it take?” asks Martin La Chapelle, president of the student council at the Universite de Moncton’s Edmundston campus.

“I speak for all the students here when I say we’re sick and tired of going to our friends’ funerals because no agreement has been reached.”

La Chapelle is hoping to get at least 1,000 students and members of the public from Quebec and New Brunswick to meet at the provincial border where Routes 2 and 185 meet during a demonstration on Feb. 18.

Students are also preparing a petition that they plan to get members of the community to sign.

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