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Thu
19
Feb
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Premier Announces Job Board appointments

Premier Gallant today announced that three private sector leaders will be joining the New Brunswick Jobs Board secretariat. These individuals will work to create the conditions for economic growth in New Brunswick.

“Our number one priority is job creation and with these individuals joining the Jobs Board we will continue to focus on growing our economy,” Gallant said. “They will work to set the conditions for growth so that we can help our province’s businesses and entrepreneurs create jobs which will, in turn, help improve our finances.”

Tue
10
Feb
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New Brunswick and Quebec energy ministers meet

Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arseneault (left) met with Quebec Energy and Natural Resources Minister Pierre Arcand to discuss major projects and initiatives, including the Energy East pipeline and the Canadian Energy Strategy, and to discuss ways to continue to build strong relationships for the mutual benefit of both provinces.

Mon
09
Feb
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Premier Gallant announces MLA cabinet pay cuts

Premier Brian Gallant today announced that he and members of the cabinet will take a pay cut, effective April 1.

“Achieving our goals of creating jobs, righting our fiscal ship and supporting New Brunswick families means leading by example,” said Gallant. “We will be making difficult decisions, and we want to make these decisions together. To do so, we understand that we must start with ourselves.”

Fri
06
Feb
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Supreme Court is now acting in place of God. Who is valuable to continue living and who is not

The soul of Canada has taken a major hit from today’s Supreme Court’s ruling in favour of assisted suicide.

Up to now our public policy has been that every human life is worth living. Twenty-two years ago, in its Rodriguez ruling against assisted suicide, the Supreme Court said exactly that. Now the Court has reversed itself. Now, in effect, the Court is saying some lives are not worth living, and in such cases it is reasonable for doctors to be involved in bringing about death.

Wed
04
Feb
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Gallant to co-lead negotiations for provinces on skills training

Premier Brian Gallant will co-lead a working-group established to negotiate with the federal government on possible changes to the labour market development agreements. Gallant was asked to assume the role by his provincial counterparts at the recent Council of the Federation meetings in Ottawa.

He will join two of his provincial colleagues, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, to represent the provinces and territories in these negotiations.

Tue
03
Feb
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Canadian premiers meet in Ottawa

Premier Brian Gallant was among provincial and territorial premiers from across Canada that met on Friday, Jan. 30, in Ottawa to collaborate and co-operate on common priorities

Thu
29
Jan
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Bank of Montreal Should Withdraw Its Attack on Christians

On March 26th, 2014 the Bank of Montreal wrote a letter to the Upper Canada Law Society attacking a Christian University law school for its support of traditional marriage.  BMO also co-signed a similar letter to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.  The Nova Scotia Barristers Society then rejected Trinity Western's application.
 
On January 28th, 2015 the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia declared their actions to be unconstitutional stating "The NSBS resolution and regulation infringe on the freedom of religion of TWU and its students in a way that cannot be justified."
 
On behalf of Christians across the country the President of the Institute for Canadian Values Dr. Charles McVety says "it is sad when a trusted institution such as BMO turns on its own Christian customers who don't deserve this.  Now that the Court has spoken we expect BMO to withdraw its attack and not continue their assault on Canadian freedoms."
Wed
28
Jan
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Comment: We do not need more program review. We need program execution.

At the end of the competitive 2010 election campaign, at a time when the total financial impacts of numerous new spending commitments were still being assessed, the new government was presented, for the first time, with an introduction to the demographic and economic reality of our province, prepared by the civil service. At that time, the deficit for 2010/11 was forecasted to be $820.4 million, and trending higher.
 
By contrast, today's government entered office with a 2014/15 deficit forecasted to be $377 million, and trending downward - a $443 million improvement. This demonstrates a reduction in expense growth over the previous four years, from an average rate of 5.9% to 0.8%. This was a direct result of strong expenditure management practices that was a daily focus.
 
Sat
17
Jan
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Fiready Inc. receives $510,000 ACOA frunds and Provincial development funds

The project consists of purchasing and installing a biomass boiler. This equipment will increase the operation’s productivity by maximizing the plant’s drying capability. It is expected that acquiring this technology will result in increased sales for the business.

The federal government, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program, is providing a $350,000 repayable contribution to the modernization project. The provincial government is providing $110,000 through the Northern New Brunswick Economic Development and Innovation Fund, and $50,000 through the NB Growth program. Fiready is investing $10,000 and has a $200,000 loan from the Business Development Bank of Canada. 

Fri
16
Jan
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Former Morgentaler abortion clinic will re-open under new ownership

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