Meeting with Quebec premier

QUEBEC CITY (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard discussed the need for economic growth in their respective provinces, job creation opportunities, the Energy East pipeline, the upcoming Francophonie Summit and other common issues during a meeting today.

“It was an excellent first meeting,” said Gallant. “We share the same priorities of job creation and addressing our respective fiscal imbalance.”

During the meeting, Gallant reinforced the importance of the Energy East pipeline project and the benefits it could bring.

“This project has the potential for economic returns in New Brunswick, Quebec and the country as a whole,” said Gallant.

The premiers also agreed to work together on issues affecting both provinces, including the need for infrastructure renewal in Quebec and New Brunswick, and across Canada.

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