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Conflict rules for MLAs shouldn’t be too restrictive, Serge Rousselle says – CBC News – 15 March 2018

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Can the provincial government tighten its conflict-of-interest laws without going too far? That was the subject of debate on this week’s Political Panel, after New Brunswick Integrity Commissioner Alexandre Deschênes, in his annual report, called again for tougher legislation governing MLAs. “The context here is so many people don’t trust politicians, have a low opinion of politicians. So you want […]

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Health care system in ‘crisis’: opposition – Telegraph Journal – 13 March 2018

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article by Adam Huras “Huge cracks are opening up in New Brunswick’s health care system and this government seems oblivious to the fact. When emergency services are not available when you need them it says to me that the government has its priorities screwed up.” – David Coon Both the Progressive Conservatives and Greens have delivered a scathing criticism of […]

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The psychiatrist shortage in our province might actually see some improvement

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Fredericton and the Upper River Valley area is desperately short of psychiatrists.The problem is that there are no billing numbers left to hire psychiatrists. The system is bursting at the seams and people are needlessly suffering. There is good news. In his answer, the minister actually said the government will be increasing billing numbers and that the health networks will […]

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Student Debt

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Young New Brunswickers are facing mountains of student debt upon graduating from university. The average New Brunswick grad owes $35,200, over 50% higher than the national average. Eliminating the interest on provincial student loans, as Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Manitoba have, the government could help recent graduates which would make it easier for our graduates to stay and work […]

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Gallant has ‘comfortable lead’: poll – Telegraph Journal – 9 March 2018

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Article by: ADAM HURAS A new poll suggests the Gallant Liberals have a “comfortable lead” over the Progressive Conservatives, despite the party registering its lowest voter support in more than two years. A new poll suggests the Gallant Liberals have a “comfortable lead” over the Progressive Conservatives, despite the party registering its lowest voter support in more than two years.The […]

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