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Wed
19
Nov

Disaster Financial Assistance Program announced

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has announced a Disaster Financial Assistance Program for eligible costs associated with damage caused last summer by Post-tropical Storm Arthur.
“Our government has approved financial assistance for the recovery from this storm,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “Several municipalities incurred unforeseen expenses. By covering some of these expenses, the province is easing the burden on the affected communities and their residents.
 
“We need to ensure the province is always prepared for such cases of extreme weather,” he said. “Improving public communications and conducting post-event reviews will allow us to bring forward ongoing improvements.”
 
On July 5 Post-tropical Storm Arthur made landfall in New Brunswick, bringing heavy rain and wind. The storm caused widespread damage and unprecedented power outages.
Wed
12
Nov
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Premier Gallant responds from Houston, TX on Shale Gas and Investing in New Brunswick

This audio is being provided for transparency to the public. This question is from Pierre Little, Publisher and Editor of the Brunswick Business Journal.

 

Fri
31
Oct
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Premier Accounces Job Board Members

The New Brunswick Jobs Board held its inaugural meeting in Fredericton on Oct. 31. The board, which is chaired by Premier Brian Gallant, will assist departments in implementing their job creation mandates. It will also set policy on jobs and will be responsible for co-ordinating job creation efforts across government, setting job targets and holding departments and agencies responsible for their work. Front row, from left: Economic Development Minister, Rick Doucet; Gallant; and Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Francine Landry. Back row, from left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bill Fraser; Human Resources Minister Denis Landry; Finance Minister Roger Melanson; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle; Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arseneault; and Environment and Local Government Minister Brian Kenny. Health Minister Victor Boudreau and Public Safety Minister Stephen Horsman are also members of the jobs board.

Thu
23
Oct

New lieutenant-governor installed

 
Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau was installed today as the new lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick during an official ceremony at the legislative assembly in Fredericton. The ceremony was hosted by Premier Brian Gallant, who noted Roy-Vienneau’s outstanding contributions to New Brunswick’s education system, and to the province as a whole. From left: sergent-at-arms Daniel Bussières; and Roy-Vienneau.
Mon
20
Oct

National School Bus Safety Week

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle issued the following statement today to mark National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 19-25, and to emphasize the importance of safe driving in the vicinity of schools and school buses:

Student safety is a priority for our government, and that includes their safe transportation to and from schools. However, when it comes to ensuring our children’s safety during the school year, every motorist has a key role to play.

Mon
20
Oct

Byelection in Saint John East riding

FREDERICTON (GNB) – A byelection will be held Monday, Nov. 17 in the provincial riding of Saint John East, Premier Brian Gallant announced today.

The byelection will fill the vacancy created in the riding following the resignation of former member-elect Gary Keating.

Currently, the Liberals hold 26 seats in the legislative assembly, the Progressive Conservatives hold 21 seats, and the Greens hold one seat with one seat vacant.

Mon
20
Oct

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week Oct. 20-24

FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are being urged to observe National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week.

“Cervical cancer screening can save lives. This week is an excellent reminder to New Brunswick women of its critical importance,” said Health Minister Victor Boudreau. “Combined with screening, enhanced education and vaccination are the keys to reducing the risk of developing this disease which kills nearly 400 women in Canada each year.”

Tue
14
Oct

Province invests in innovative HotSpot Parking

Photo courtesy of NB Economic Development

A provincial government investment of $90,000 will help HotSpot Parking Inc. position itself for future growth and expansion to international markets. The Fredericton-based company is a start-up technology company that allows users to pay for parking with their mobile devices. From left: Public Safety Minister Stephen Horsman; Premier Brian Gallant; and company chief executive officer Philip Curley.

Tue
07
Oct

Brian Gallant sworn in as New Brunswick's new Premier

Premier Brian Gallant and the members of the Executive Council were sworn in this afternoon in a ceremony held at the legislative assembly in Fredericton. The ceremony was presided over by Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas and took place in the presence of the premier, Executive Council, the newly elected members of the legislature, their families and invited guests. From left: Gallant; Nicholas; and Marc Léger, clerk of the Executive Council Office.

Wed
17
Sep

New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance Looks between the Lines of the Electoral Debate

By www.noshalegasnb.ca   

Moncton, NB (17 Sept 2014) : New Brunswickers who are looking for the facts about shale gas are not getting them from the current political debate. They are often being deliberately misled or else are confused by politicians who don’t understand the issues, themselves. And they are definitely missing out on critical information.

 

First, the economics.

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