News

Fri
05
Dec

Legislation introduced to reduce small business taxes

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Legislation was introduced today to decrease small business income taxes in New Brunswick beginning Jan. 1, 2015.
The amendments to the New Brunswick Income Tax Act will allow the government to implement a small business corporate income tax rate reduction which had been announced in October.
The rate will decrease from 4.5 per cent to four per cent.
"Our government recognizes the importance of small businesses in job creation and economic growth,” said Finance Minister Roger Melanson. “We want to help our small businesses succeed so that they can become more competitive, have more money to invest in developing new products and services, and become bigger players on the export market.”
Thu
04
Dec

Leaked Abortion Dept Health Memo. No Order in Council document filed.

Awaiting a copy of the Order in Council document.

You may view the document by clicking on the link below.

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Wed
03
Dec

Throne Speech - opening of the NB Legislative Session

2014 Speech from the Throne

Delivered by Lieutenant-Governor Jocelyne Roy Vienneau

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wed
03
Dec

Pro-Life Rally at opening of NB Legislature

Wed
03
Dec

Abortion on demand location now at the discretion of Minister of Health

Premier Gallant confirmed the deletion of the regulation that restricted abortion in NB, 84-20 Schedule 2 (a.1).  Meaning, abortions on demand is the new rule, and it will be at the discretion of the Minister of Health, Victor Boudreau. If the minister requires the procedure be done in hospital it will be the rule.  

Tue
02
Dec

Tory Leader Bruce Fitch wants to see text of new abortion regulation

Bruce Fitch again called for the Liberal Government to come clean on the exact text of the changes to Regulation 84-20 that previously regulated abortions in the province.  84-20 restricted them to hospitals. Abortions before must be reviewed and approved by two Medical Doctors as medically necessary.  Repeal of this restriction allows for women to ask for an abortion on demand.

There have been concerns over the removal of this restriction that it would open the door to private clinics providing the procedure.  The Minister of Health, Victor Boudreau said to the Telegraph-Journal last week that they will remain restricted to Hospitals.

Without detailed text of the new regulation it is difficult to understand how the repeal will be implimented.

NB Right to Life Executive Director, Peter Ryan, stated that this repeal to allow abortion on demand will kill 2000 more children in the province.

Tue
02
Dec

Tory Leader Bruce Fitch calls out Minister over breach in confidentiality

Speaking to reporters today at the New Brunswick Legislature, Tory leader, Bruce Fitch was upset that Minister of Energy, Donald Arsenault, made public comments of surprise and concern about Saint John Mayor Mel Norton insterest in starting a discussion on the treatment of fracking wastewater in the City.  Fitch was calling out the Minister for breach in protocol while the Premier was out of Province on a trip to the Francophonie Summit in Senegal.

Mayor Norton met with the government privately over the Economic Development plans for his region in Fredericton last Wednesday,  "In the spirit of co-operation I extended the offer to start the discussion on how Saint John can play a role in overcoming the barriers to moving this industry forward in an environmentally safe manner." he explained.  

Fri
28
Nov

Air quality approval renewed for AV Cell Inc. Atholville Pulp Mill

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government will issue a new Class 1 air quality approval for the AV Cell Inc. Atholville Pulp Mill.

The company's current approval expires on Dec. 31, 2014, with the new approval taking effect on Jan. 1, 2015. The approval follows a public consultation process that included a 120-day public review that ran from June 26 to Oct. 27.

Fri
28
Nov

Premier Gallant joined Prime Minister Harper and the Premier of Quebec at the 15th Francophonie Summit in Senegal

Premier Brian Gallant is participating in the 15th Francophonie Summit, being held from Nov. 28 to 30 in Dakar, Senegal. Gallant met with the New Brunswick delegation at the Village de la Francophonie. From left: Ndiémé Ndiaye; Marc-André LeBlanc; Danis Michaud; Roberto Gauvin; Gallant; Sophie Lacroix; and Biram Ndiaye.

FREDERICTON (GNB) – A project to develop environmental awareness led by the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick was inaugurated in conjunction with the 15th Francophonie Summit, taking place from Nov. 28 to 30 in Dakar, Senegal.

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