Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Audio 4:15 PM AT

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Atlantic Audio 4:15 PM AT

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AT03 - (NB-Bernier)

SAINT JOHN, N.B. x-14s. Maxime Bernier looked to garner support for his fledgling People's Party of Canada today as he spoke to a small business audience in New Brunswick -- his first foray into the Maritimes since starting his new party four months ago. He pitched his support for a revived Energy East pipeline, and reducing equalization payments to the provinces. Bernier says he's pleased that New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs has proposed reducing equalization to force provinces to develop their natural resources.

("...the truth.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: During the last federal election, all 32 seats in Atlantic Canada went Liberal. Bernier said he sees an opportunity to draw support from dissatisfied members of the mainstream parties and the 30 per cent of Canadians who didn't vote in the last election. …

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