Category Archives: Politics

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N.B. Green Party calls for investigation into Atcon scandal (CTV Andy Campbell March 26,2015)

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For the third consecutive day in the New Brunswick legislature, the Opposition called for answers about the Atcon scandal, while Premier Brian Gallant’s Liberals deflected them. Meanwhile, Green Party Leader David Coon went a step further, calling for a judicial review into whether the former Liberal government broke the rules by giving up its first right to money owed by […]

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Member’s Statement: Failure: Financial Assistance to Business

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Mr. Speaker, the Auditor General’s report on ATCON contained some remarkable evidence about the failure of government financial assistance to business to create jobs.  The Office of the Comptroller evaluated $300M provided to 130 companies.  Of the 13 companies that received more than $5M, 10,358 net jobs were targeted to be created, but only 2 were actually created.  Of the […]

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Member’s Statements: ATCON- Job Creation?

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Mr. Speaker, the Auditor General’s report on ATCON contained some remarkable evidence about the failure of government financial assistance to business to create jobs.  The Office of the Comptroller evaluated $300M provided to 130 companies.  Of the 13 companies that received more than $5M, 10,358 net jobs were targeted to be created, but only 2 were actually created.  Of the […]

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