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Thu
11
Dec

Opportunities New Brunswick will open April 1

Legislation will be introduced today to establish a new crown corporation called Opportunities New Brunswick, which is intended to lead the way in job creation and economic growth in the province. A commitment in the document Moving New Brunswick Forward, the new corporation is expected be officially launched by April 1, 2015. From left: Premier Brian Gallant and Economic Development Minister Rick Doucet.

Mon
08
Dec

Point Lepreau Generating Station

The Point Lepreau Generating Station operated at 100 per cent reactor power during November, putting about 660 megawatts on the New Brunswick grid.

The net capacity factor for the month was 100 per cent. Capacity factor is the megawatt-hour output of a generating station compared to the maximum that could be produced. The station's monthly target for the fiscal year is 94 per cent.

In November the station produced about 48.8 per cent of the total net generation from NB Power generating stations.

Fri
05
Dec

International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed

The Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons held its annual event today in recognition of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

For more than 20 years, the day has been recognized to encourage people, organizations, governments, and societies all over the world to focus upon issues related to the inclusion of persons with a disability and on measures to support greater equality. The theme for 2014 is Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology which promotes the removal of barriers specifically related to information and communications technology.

Fri
05
Dec

Legislation introduced to reduce small business taxes

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Legislation was introduced today to decrease small business income taxes in New Brunswick beginning Jan. 1, 2015.
The amendments to the New Brunswick Income Tax Act will allow the government to implement a small business corporate income tax rate reduction which had been announced in October.
The rate will decrease from 4.5 per cent to four per cent.
"Our government recognizes the importance of small businesses in job creation and economic growth,” said Finance Minister Roger Melanson. “We want to help our small businesses succeed so that they can become more competitive, have more money to invest in developing new products and services, and become bigger players on the export market.”
Thu
04
Dec

Leaked Abortion Dept Health Memo. No Order in Council document filed.

Awaiting a copy of the Order in Council document.

You may view the document by clicking on the link below.

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Wed
03
Dec

Throne Speech - opening of the NB Legislative Session

2014 Speech from the Throne

Delivered by Lieutenant-Governor Jocelyne Roy Vienneau

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wed
03
Dec

Pro-Life Rally at opening of NB Legislature

Wed
03
Dec

Abortion on demand location now at the discretion of Minister of Health

Premier Gallant confirmed the deletion of the regulation that restricted abortion in NB, 84-20 Schedule 2 (a.1).  Meaning, abortions on demand is the new rule, and it will be at the discretion of the Minister of Health, Victor Boudreau. If the minister requires the procedure be done in hospital it will be the rule.  

Tue
02
Dec

Tory Leader Bruce Fitch wants to see text of new abortion regulation

Bruce Fitch again called for the Liberal Government to come clean on the exact text of the changes to Regulation 84-20 that previously regulated abortions in the province.  84-20 restricted them to hospitals. Abortions before must be reviewed and approved by two Medical Doctors as medically necessary.  Repeal of this restriction allows for women to ask for an abortion on demand.

There have been concerns over the removal of this restriction that it would open the door to private clinics providing the procedure.  The Minister of Health, Victor Boudreau said to the Telegraph-Journal last week that they will remain restricted to Hospitals.

Without detailed text of the new regulation it is difficult to understand how the repeal will be implimented.

NB Right to Life Executive Director, Peter Ryan, stated that this repeal to allow abortion on demand will kill 2000 more children in the province.

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