Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 7:55 PM ET

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National Audio 7:55 PM ET

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NAT136 - (Higgs-Trudeau) OTTAWA. x-13s. New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says his latest meeting with the prime minister produced little or no progress on major issues facing his province. Higgs met with Justin Trudeau on Tuesday in Ottawa, but the premier says there was no movement on the contentious issue of the federal government's carbon tax. Higgs says New Brunswick industries aren't getting credit for the work already done to reduce emissions. ("..that benefit.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Higgs says the federal backstop -- the tax Ottawa will impose in provinces without their own carbon taxes -- puts his province at a disadvantage. Higgs says the federal government did agree to share some information on negotiations to address softwood lumber tariffs by the United States that impact his province. …

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