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New Brunswick to get cut from Medavie-operated programs in other provinces – CBC NEWS – 12 January 2018

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Article by: JACQUES POITRAS Photo by: CBC News “These are things that, from a research perspective, need to be kept in the public system,”-Marilyn Merritt-Gray Medavie will pay the province for any contract outside Atlantic Canada that mimics the health services it now manages in New Brunswick. Medavie Health Services New Brunswick would pay a one-time payment of 15 cents […]

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Cash strapped PCs selling party headquarters in Fredericton – CBC NEWS – 12 January 2018

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Article by:JACQUES POITRAS “It kind of felt like an accident, but I’m still trying to process what happened, and I think the Official Opposition may be in the same position,”-David Coon Inside the Fredericton head office of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick, there’s a countdown clock on the wall tracking the days, hours, minutes and seconds that remain […]

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School bus drivers, paramedics call for safer roads in N.B. – CTV Atlantic News – 11 January 2018

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Article by: NICK MOORE “The Liberals are the government. It’s their responsibility to fix the problems as they become evident. It’s evident we don’t have enough people to keep our roads safe,”-David Coon School bus drivers, paramedics and even snow plow operators in New Brunswick are calling the condition of roadways this winter “deplorable.” CUPE local, the union representing highways […]

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N.B. government could make money on Medavie deal – Telegraph Journal – 11 Janvier 2018

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Article by: ADAM HURAS Legislature Bureau “There are details in there that bear examination,”-David Coon From left, Horizon Health Network Dr. Pamela Jarrett, Medavie CEO Bernard Lord, former Health Minister Victor Boudreau and Nurses Association of New Brunswick president Brenda Kinney prepare for a photo at the announcement that Medavie will take over telecare and extra-mura home programs in the […]

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Higgs won’t pledge to scrap Medavie deal-Telegraph Journal- 9 January 2018

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Article by : ADAM HURAS Legislature Bureau Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs says he won’t promise to scrap the extra-mural contract with Medavie if his party forms government after the next election, saying it would be a “reckless” pledge. Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs says he won’t promise to scrap the extra-mural contract with Medavie if his party forms government […]

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Natural resources minister in Alward government says Irving letter got him fired – CBC NEWS – 8 January 2018

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Author by: CONNELL SMITH “Governments, whether it’s this government or the previous Conservative government, will stand with Jim Irving, will stand with JDI. They have repeatedly made that decision.”-David Coon Pressure from Jim Irving led former premier David Alward to switch natural resources ministers, says Bruce Northrup, speaking for the first time about how he lost the portfolio in a […]

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Opposition critic wants to know where climate fund money will go – Telegraph Journal – 19 December 2017

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Author by : JOHN CHILIBECK Legislature Bureau Photo by : JOHN CHILIBECK Legislature Bureau This allows the government to spend money on all kinds of things that will not directly reduce our carbon pollution and directly power the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. It’s clear. There’s way too much latitude for how those funds will get used […]

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Despite federal doubts, Brian Gallant unwavering — for now — on subtle ‘carbon tax’ – CBCNews – 15 December 2017

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Premier Brian Gallant says other provinces will have to catch up with New Brunswick before the government can considers a carbon tax that people will notice. (Jacques Poitras/CBC) Author by : Jacques Poitras/CBC Photo by : Jacques Poitras/CBC There’s all kinds of ways you can do that creatively so that people who aren’t part of the problem don’t pay any […]

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Cathy Rogers defends province’s planning for its pot business – CBCNews – 15 December 2017

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Author by : Gail Harding, CBC News Photo by : CBCNews The thing that I’m concerned about particularly is the regulatory regime that’s been proposed by the government through five separate bills is not getting the scrutiny it needs. – David Coon Finance Minister Cathy Rogers says having cannabis sold in a totally controlled, tightly overseen market at CannabisNB stores […]

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