News

Tue
06
Jan

Peter Ryan of NB Right to Life claims abortions to cost the province 3 million per year.

Open Letter by Peter Ryan, NB Right to Life

The revised regulation (84-20, Schedule 2) on Medicare funding of abortion in hospitals, and statements by the Minister of Health, raise many questions:

Wed
31
Dec

Premier releases text on Abortion changes over holidays precluding debate

Premier Gallant said there would be no text on the changes to the regulations on the Medical Services Payment Act, 84-20 Schedule 2 (a.1) on Abortion in New Brunswick.  Contrary to his previous statement of December 3, 2014 after the Throne Speech, the Liberals released CHANGED text on the eve of January 1, 2015, which is the effective date.

 

 

 

Fri
19
Dec

Government introduces moratorium on hydraulic fracturing

From left: Premier Brian Gallant and Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arseneault.

The provincial government has introduced a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the province, following through on its commitment to New Brunswickers.

Fri
19
Dec

Tories nixe their own Abortion motion

New Brunswick Right to Life says December 18, 2014 will go down as a dark day in New Brunswick history. It is the day the Legislative Assembly refused to debate a historic change in provincial abortion policy – a change the association maintains will result in tax-funded abortion on demand.

“Members had a window today to consider the plight of thousands of preborn children and vulnerable women whose lives will be put at risk by the pending removal of abortion restrictions January 1,” said executive director Peter Ryan. “Most chose to slam that window shut. To use a biblical term, they hardened their hearts. Innocent children will die as a result. That’s why it was such a dark day.”

The association maintains tax-funded abortion on demand – the practical effect of the planned changes – is something “not required by law, and contrary to good medicine, the will of New Brunwickers, and the tenets of morality.”

Thu
18
Dec

Capital budget released

The provincial government’s 2015-16 capital budget totals $597.1 million, an increase over the previous year in support of strategic infrastructure investments which will create jobs and properly repair and maintain existing infrastructure.

The investment from this fund will total $114.6 million for 2015-16, with a possibility for further investment if funds can be leveraged from other sources.

Fri
12
Dec

Last night the Tories showed their support for Candlelight Vigil for Life

A Candelight Vigil was held outside the New Brunswick Legislature December 11.  Twelve Tory MLAs including former Premier David Alward attended. 

Bishop Robert Harris of the Saint John Catholic Diocese was also present and spoke to many Pro-Life members who came out to pray weathering the rain.



Two Conservative Opposition members introduced a motion in the Legislature calling for a debate on the Liberal government’s proposed changes in abortion policy. The motion may be debated next Thursday.

Fri
12
Dec

Next week Tories will bring Motion for debate on changes to Abortion regulations

NB Free Press is reporting that the Motion bellow will be debated next Thursday.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

Member for Saint John Lancaster, seconded by the Member for Oromocto-Lincoln

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Legislative Assembly urge the government to cause any changes to abortion services that it has adopted or intends to adopt to be the subject of a debate in the House, and to delay implementation of those changes until that debate has occurred.

 

Thank you for following this issue and please feel free to pass this email along to update your friends.

Jody

Jody Carr, MLA/député

Oromocto-Lincoln-Fredericton

Thu
11
Dec

New Brunswick Drug Plan to be reviewed

A comprehensive review of the New Brunswick Drug Plan will be completed and the mandatory requirement for New Brunswickers to have prescription drug insurance will be eliminated, under an act introduced today at the legislative assembly.

“Our government is committed to reviewing the New Brunswick Drug Plan to ensure that its costs are reasonable for individuals, its coverage is sufficient and employers are not subject to a required contribution,” said Health Minister Victor Boudreau. “Our government will also provide additional premium relief to lower-income individuals to ensure costs, for those that choose to join the New Brunswick Drug Plan, are fair and reasonable.”

Thu
11
Dec

Forestry agreements released to the public

The provincial government is fulfilling another commitment in Moving New Brunswick Forward by publicly releasing a series of forestry agreements signed last summer which gave private companies increased access to Crown land.

“The previous process lacked transparency and failed to share information with the public when it comes to our Crown Forests,” said Natural Resources Minister Denis Landry. “We are going to change that starting today by posting these documents online so that the public can assess them.”

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