BOSTON (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker met in Boston today to discuss issues of common interest, such as job creation and trade.

“Our trade relationship with Massachusetts and the New England states is vital to strengthening New Brunswick’s economy,” said Gallant. “We want to strengthen trade with the United States, so meeting with governors during the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement is important for the Canadian economy.”

During the meeting, they also discussed softwood lumber, the continued North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations and the shared challenges presented by climate change.

New Brunswick and Massachusetts share a long-standing relationship due to their close proximity. Gallant is in Boston to attend the 2018 Seafood Expo North America, more commonly known as the Boston Seafood Show.

While in Boston, Gallant will also be taking part in a discussion on trade in a changing world presented by the New England-Canada Business Council in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada.