Category Archives: In the News

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‘We can’t all be wrong’: Nine groups lash out at Medavie plan – Telegraph Journal – September 16 2017

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Author by : TOM BATEMAN Photo by : TOM BATEMAN From left, Tory MLA For Moncton Southwest Sherry Wilson, People’s Alliance leader Kris Austin, NDP leader Jennifer McKenzie, New Brunswick Senior Citizens Federation president Léonard LeBlanc, Green Party candidate in Gagetown-Petitcodiac Marilyn Merritt-Gray, Jean-Luc Bélanger of the Association acadienne et francophone des aînées et aînés du Nouveau-Brunswick and New Brunswick […]

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New splintered public health system in N.B. will hurt, former top doctor says – CBCnews – 18 September 2017

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Author by : CBCNews Photo by : CBCNews Changes the Liberal government has made to New Brunswick’s public health system will hurt more than help, says a former chief medical officer of health. “I had a hard time believing that the government was going ahead with this kind of dismantling of public health,” said Wayne MacDonald, who spent 10 years […]

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Construction jobs could still come: Energy East opponents – Telegraph Journal – September 9 2017

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Author by : ADAM HURAS/Legislature Bureau Photo by : Telegraph Journal The pipeline is not viable if you take into account greenhouse gas emissions and the targets that Canada has adopted, this is the 21st century and the fossil fuel era is winding down. – David Coon Conservation Council of New Brunswick executive director Lois Corbett. Submitted The promise of […]

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Coon calls latest provincial government restructuring a ‘gutting’ – Telegraph Journal – 1 September 2017

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Article by : Robert Williams Photo by : Mathieu Roy-Comeau This is a good example of why we can’t afford to have another majority government in this province. We need, after the next election, a minority government so that a caucus of Greens, for example, could ensure this kind of bad behaviour doesn’t happen anymore. – David Coon Green Party […]

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Province hands extra-mural, tele-care management to Medavie – Times & Transcript – 1 Sepember 2017

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article by: Tom Bateman photo by: Tom Bateman It’s a bad day for health care in New Brunswick – David Coon A controversial new agreement that will see a private, non-profit company take over the province’s home care and tele-care programs was unveiled in Moncton Friday. Health minister Victor Boudreau announced Medavie Health Services New Brunswick will assume responsibility for […]

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N.B. hopes new charging stations will encourage electric vehicle purchases – CTV News – 6 July 2017

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Article by CTV Atlantic Officials in New Brunswick are hoping the installation of new, fast charging stations may help fast-track the province’s goal of having 20,000 electric vehicles registered by 2030. The new chargers are able to recharge an electric vehicle up to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes. Tom McLean has been driving an electric car for three […]

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Greying provinces deserve larger health transfers: Senate report – Daily Gleaner – 6 July 2017

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Article by Adam Huras Photo by Adrian Wyld In the midst of studying the impact of health-care costs on the country’s fastest-aging populations, New Brunswick Sen. Percy Mockler accidentally became the case study. Spending a weekend lugging around cinder blocks to build a new garden bed for his wife Susan at their St. Leonard home, Mockler pinched a nerve in […]

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N.B. trade minister got things wrong on softwood lumber, says woodlot group – CBC News – 6 July 2017

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Article by CBC News Photo by CBC News The New Brunswick Woodlot Federation says a provincial cabinet minister should get his facts straight when he argues against higher U.S. duties on softwood lumber from the province. Roger Melanson, the minister responsible for trade policy, was wrong to say recently that nothing has changed in the way the province has managed […]

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