Category Archives: Politics

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Proportional representation should be on the ballot for 2018


M. Coon : Le Comité permanent de la politique économique s’est réuni pendant 85 heures depuis le 7 novembre pour examiner et modifier des projets de loi, mais aucun des amendements que j’ai proposés n’a été accepté. De plus, des projets de loi importants, comme celui visant à modifier la Loi sur la santé publique, n’ont même pas été étudiés. […]

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Full Details of Federal-Provincial Agreements Must be Shared with the Public


The Gallant government continues to sign federal-provincial agreements without sharing details with the public. Whether it is the agreement on Early Learning and Childcare, the agreement on the Low Carbon Economy, or the agreement on Affordable Housing, government needs to publicly release the details and post the agreements on their website, rather than dribble them out as if they are […]

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Why Liberal and PC MLAs rarely ‘go Long’ and vote against their parties – CBCNews – 12 October 2017


It’s exceedingly rare to see a Liberal or PC MLA break ranks with their party in the provincial legislature. (Jacques Poitras/CBC) Author by : Jacques Poitras Photo by : Jacques Poitras If members are unwilling to exercise their authority as given to them by their constituents on the floor of the legislative assembly, there are no checks and balances on […]

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Sitting parties prepare as countdown to New Brunswick election begins – Global News – 25 September 2017


Author by : Jeremy Keefe Video by : Jeremy Keefe WATCH: With now less than one year to go before the 2018 provincial election the parties occupying seats at the legislature are ramping up efforts to secure votes. Jeremy Keefe has more. The countdown to the 2018 New Brunswick provincial election is on as less than one year remains before […]

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


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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Big-Hearted Contracts for Multi-Nationals


This was one of those weeks where cynicism hovered over the Legislative committee room threatening to soak my sense of hope that politicians can do better. Auditor General Kim McPherson presented the first volume of her work for the year to our Public Accounts Committee. Our job is to ensure that Departments spend the budgets approved by the Legislative Assembly […]

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“It’s Incredible! I just could not believe my eyes!”- Jean-Claude Basque – 21 June 2017


By Jean-Claude Basque It’s Incredible! I just could not believe my eyes! Moncton – “These are just a few of the nice words that came to my mind when I read the news about the Department of Social Development paying Ernst and Young $13.2 million dollars without even going to the tender process.“ says Johanne Petitpas, co-chair of the Common […]

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