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Stories by Jesse Robichaud

Eastern dealmakers watch feds fumble free trade opportunity

Opinion|By Jesse Robichaud
Although two of the region’s top trade commodities, energy and lumber, fall largely outside the parameters of NAFTA, the renegotiation might have struck pay dirt for this northeastern part of North America that relies on shrewd partnerships and ambitious deal-making to compete globally. Instead, defensive reflexes have crowded out the best intentions, dragging the trade deal into this decade and the ones that lay ahead, writes Jesse Robichaud.
Opinion|By Jesse Robichaud
Energy East, small business taxes show local issues matter.
The timing of this weekend's gathering of Atlantic premiers and New England governors in Charlottetown makes it a natural proxy of the high-stakes NAFTA negotiations that began earlier this month in Washington.
Opinion|By Jesse Robichaud
When Freeland talks jobs, she is speaking LePage’s language.
Opinion|By Jesse Robichaud
Political convenience on really big, important issues is too rare to count on. In Atlantic Canada, premiers share an undeniably genuine desire to improve life in their home provinces, but they also share an equally genuine desire to be re-elected.

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