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Community fairs across New Brunswick are playing a part in CUPE’s fight against the privatization of part of the Trans-Canada Highway in the province.

CUPE members are driving their anti-toll highway float in fair parades, handing out pamphlets that highlight their concerns about the safety and accountability of a privately built and maintained highway.

Our theme is: “Tolls are Highway Robbery”, says Tom Steep, president of CUPE local 1190 which represents highway workers. “The Liberals have handed ownership and control of 164 kilometres of our highway to a multinational corporation led by former federal transport minister Doug Young, someone New Brunswickers kicked out of office last year.”