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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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Liberal minister cheered as he stands up for Irving and big mills – CBCNews – 14 December 2017

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Author by: Connell Smith Photo by: CBCNews Why has the minister of energy and resource development abdicated his legal responsibility to woodlot owners and failed to enforce his own legislation? – David Coon Rick Doucet, the minister of energy and resource development, suggested Thursday that this isn’t a good time to raise issues about the treatment of woodlot owners in […]

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

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Finance Minister Cathy Rogers told a CBC political panel that the Liberal government has agreed to pricing for cannabis that will be competitive to the illegal market, although she wouldn’t provide details. (CBC) 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 […]

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N.B.’s climate plan unlikely to pass federal test, minister says – Telegraph Journal – 15 December 2017

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Author by :John Chilibeck and Adam Huras/Legislature Bureau Photo by : Adam Huras/Legislature Bureau After the election, if the Liberals form the government again, there will be an increasing fee on gas to cover the loss of the revenue. They are not going to continue to whittle away revenue from the gas tax. – David Coon Federal Environment Minister Catherine […]

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