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Mon
15
Jun

OPINION: Bruce Fitch - First Legislative Session a Big Disappointment

The first session of the 58th legislature has now concluded. Premier Brian Gallant has termed it “a big success”.

Wed
08
Apr

Online training on autism spectrum disorder launched

A new online training program on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was launched today for education professionals working in the public school systems of New Brunswick and the other Atlantic provinces.

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle made the announcement today, which is World Autism Awareness Day.

Tue
31
Mar

COMMENT: Brian Gallant's First Budget: The Wrong Direction for New Brunswick

 

 

Brian Gallant has failed to live up to the Liberal commitment to move New Brunswick forward, yet again saying one thing but doing another.  This budget moves New Brunswick in the wrong direction - backward.

 

Fri
27
Mar

Government of NB wants to lock in the media

Editor's Note: The New Brunswick Government will be tabling their Budget, but it looks like it wants to control the media prior to its release.  I would suggest If they want to release it to the media then do so after it is tabled in the legislature, embargoes are only a courtesy if the public interest is served.  The actions of this government shows an intrenched view of controlling the media message.

The media should not be involved in these types of agreements from the governing power.

Press release issued by the Government of New Brunswick on March 27, 2015 regarding Budget Document release:

Thu
19
Mar

COMMENT: Shale Gas Lobbyists ignore implications for public health, ethics and will of the people

The supporters of the shale gas industry - the industry itself, the PC-Opposition energy and various editorialists - have lately been calling for the lifting of the moratorium. Their sole, well-worn and questionable economic argument for this demonstrates a lack of understanding of the two basic reasons for a moratorium in the first place.

The primary reason for a moratorium is concern for public health. Increasingly numerous peer-reviewed studies have now associated shale gas extraction with a host of serious health problems from cancer to congenital heart defects, which is cause enough for alarm.  More importantly, each study points out how much more we need to know. 

Tue
17
Mar

Survey of New Brunswickers Does Not Support Abortion Policy

 

Most New Brunswickers do not endorse the province’s new abortion policy introduced by the Liberal government. That’s the finding of a Corporate Research Associates poll carried out Feb. 12-March 2.

Tue
03
Mar

COMMENT: Blaine Higgs on Liberal reckless dismantling of former accountability laws

 This is the second in a series of articles on the operations of government by former Finance Minister Blaine Higgs.

 

To be accountable and transparent, one must provide more than words; the sincerity of one's intentions toward such values is demonstrated only through action.

 

Mon
23
Feb

March 4 – Saint John, NB Dragon's Den Auditions Announced

Cross-country auditions begin February 7, 2015 in Toronto

 

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