July 17, 2017 10:51 am
Updated: July 17, 2017 11:05 am

Jobs, trade on mind for New Brunswick premier ahead of premiers meeting in Edmonton

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant fields a question at a meeting of the Council of Atlantic Premiers in Annapolis Royal, N.S. on Monday, May 16, 2016.

Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says jobs and trade are on his mind as he prepares to join his counterparts at a Council of the Federation meeting this week in Edmonton.

Gallant says he believes the premiers and territorial leaders need to discuss how to expand export markets — and how they can contribute to a positive outcome in negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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The premiers also plan to discuss employment and economic growth, Canada-U.S. relations, infrastructure, the legalization of marijuana and justice.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

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