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Thu
19
Mar

COMMENT: Shale Gas Lobbyists ignore implications for public health, ethics and will of the people

The supporters of the shale gas industry - the industry itself, the PC-Opposition energy and various editorialists - have lately been calling for the lifting of the moratorium. Their sole, well-worn and questionable economic argument for this demonstrates a lack of understanding of the two basic reasons for a moratorium in the first place.

The primary reason for a moratorium is concern for public health. Increasingly numerous peer-reviewed studies have now associated shale gas extraction with a host of serious health problems from cancer to congenital heart defects, which is cause enough for alarm.  More importantly, each study points out how much more we need to know. 

Tue
17
Mar

Survey of New Brunswickers Does Not Support Abortion Policy

 

Most New Brunswickers do not endorse the province’s new abortion policy introduced by the Liberal government. That’s the finding of a Corporate Research Associates poll carried out Feb. 12-March 2.

Tue
03
Mar

COMMENT: Blaine Higgs on Liberal reckless dismantling of former accountability laws

 This is the second in a series of articles on the operations of government by former Finance Minister Blaine Higgs.

 

To be accountable and transparent, one must provide more than words; the sincerity of one's intentions toward such values is demonstrated only through action.

 

Mon
23
Feb

March 4 – Saint John, NB Dragon's Den Auditions Announced

Cross-country auditions begin February 7, 2015 in Toronto

 

Mon
23
Feb

Commentary: We are dissapointed

Opposition Tory Leader Bruce Fitch 

On Friday, the Legislature concluded its first sitting of 2015.  It lasted only 2 weeks, making it clear Brian Gallant is still not ready for the job.



 

When the government announced in December it would call MLAs back to Fredericton on February 10, the Official Opposition expected the Liberals would present a budget and that it would have a real legislative agenda to present.  But the Premier then delayed his first budget until after the release of the federal budget, leaving Opposition MLAs guessing at what the Liberals had planned for an early return.

Mon
23
Feb

50th anniversary of the New Brunswick flag

Premier Brian Gallant celebrated the 50th anniversary of the New Brunswick flag today along with Robert Pichette and students at Shediac Cape School.

“Our flag tells of our history and is integral to our identity,” said Gallant. “It tells of our pioneering ancestors and our legacy of ship-building. It marks our place in Confederation and gives a face to who we are within this great nation.”

The New Brunswick Flag was unveiled on Feb. 24, 1965 during the leadership of Premier Louis Robichaud.

Thu
19
Feb

Jesse Brown, Canadaland, and Sean Craig likely will be sued by BNI for Libellous Innuendo

Strikingly bold journalist, Jesse Brown, from Canadaland brought his podcast to Fredericton campus of Saint Thomas University on a snowy Thursday evening. Jesse came to Fredericton when the news cycle is inflamed by a story he

Thu
19
Feb

Premier Gallant will release Larry's Gulch 2014 and 2013 visitor list

Thu
19
Feb

Premier Announces Job Board appointments

Premier Gallant today announced that three private sector leaders will be joining the New Brunswick Jobs Board secretariat. These individuals will work to create the conditions for economic growth in New Brunswick.

“Our number one priority is job creation and with these individuals joining the Jobs Board we will continue to focus on growing our economy,” Gallant said. “They will work to set the conditions for growth so that we can help our province’s businesses and entrepreneurs create jobs which will, in turn, help improve our finances.”

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