1. Atlantica: the International Northeast Economic Region (AINER) is defined by many things, chief among them geography, economic trends and trade patterns, common problems and experiences, and politics. The sum of these factors is a region bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north and west by Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, and on the south by Highway I-90 to Buffalo and the southern borders of the states of Vermont and New Hampshire.
2. Atlantica is described as the geographic international trading corridor that runs from Buffalo, New York through the Northeastern United States to Atlantic Canada. Within this zone are 23 border crossings, 11 major truck gateways and 7 major rail gateways. This region is naturally tied together by similarities in geography, economic trends, trading patterns, common problems and experiences, and politics.
3. It is an agenda that has brought elites in the region to a consensus that Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec needs to economically, socially and politically integrate with Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Upstate New York to form a single coherent entity.
CBC News video of the arrests clearly show two Saint John police officers on top of Leblanc in the lobby of the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre, while he yelled, "I'm a blogger, I'm a blogger. [...]"
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