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Fri
31
Oct
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Premier Accounces Job Board Members

The New Brunswick Jobs Board held its inaugural meeting in Fredericton on Oct. 31. The board, which is chaired by Premier Brian Gallant, will assist departments in implementing their job creation mandates. It will also set policy on jobs and will be responsible for co-ordinating job creation efforts across government, setting job targets and holding departments and agencies responsible for their work. Front row, from left: Economic Development Minister, Rick Doucet; Gallant; and Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Francine Landry. Back row, from left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bill Fraser; Human Resources Minister Denis Landry; Finance Minister Roger Melanson; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle; Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arseneault; and Environment and Local Government Minister Brian Kenny. Health Minister Victor Boudreau and Public Safety Minister Stephen Horsman are also members of the jobs board.

Thu
30
Oct
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Premier Gallant dismantles Invest NB and creates Opportunities NB in it's place

Premier Gallant today announced the dismantling of Invest NB and the creation of the Opportunities NB Crown Corportion. The new Crown Corporationt to be operational by April 1, 2015 and will be invested with a mandate and also with tax payer money. The new Crown Corporation will be accountable to a CEO and to Minister Rick Doucet and will report on their business opportunity suggestions to the Premier's Job Board for recommendations.  

Thu
30
Oct

Investment in poverty reduction programs

SAINT JOHN (GNB) – A $300,000 investment is being made in three poverty reduction programs in Saint John.

“Helping families is one of our government’s priorities,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “We want our province to be the best place to raise a family and we need to provide tools such as these three important programs so families can thrive in Saint John and New Brunswick.

“We appreciate these initiatives, which are focused on helping young people who will one day be the workers and innovators driving our economy.”

Thu
23
Oct

New lieutenant-governor installed

 
Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau was installed today as the new lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick during an official ceremony at the legislative assembly in Fredericton. The ceremony was hosted by Premier Brian Gallant, who noted Roy-Vienneau’s outstanding contributions to New Brunswick’s education system, and to the province as a whole. From left: sergent-at-arms Daniel Bussières; and Roy-Vienneau.
Thu
23
Oct

Small Business Week celebrated

FREDERICTON (GNB) – In recognition of Small Business Week, Economic Development Minister Rick Doucet acknowledged the significant contribution small and medium-sized enterprises make to New Brunswick’s economy.

“Small and medium-size businesses play an integral role in our economy,” said Doucet. “Our government, through various departments including the Department of Economic Development, supports this business community through a variety of initiatives and programs.”

Wed
22
Oct

NB Liquor releases second-quarter results

FREDERICTON (GNB) – NB Liquor today released its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 28, 2014.

Total sales for this second quarter were $111.9 million, up $3.3 million (three per cent) from the second quarter last year. Net earnings increased $2.2 million (4.7 per cent) to $48.5 million, for the same period.

Mon
20
Oct

National School Bus Safety Week

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle issued the following statement today to mark National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 19-25, and to emphasize the importance of safe driving in the vicinity of schools and school buses:

Student safety is a priority for our government, and that includes their safe transportation to and from schools. However, when it comes to ensuring our children’s safety during the school year, every motorist has a key role to play.

Mon
20
Oct

Byelection in Saint John East riding

FREDERICTON (GNB) – A byelection will be held Monday, Nov. 17 in the provincial riding of Saint John East, Premier Brian Gallant announced today.

The byelection will fill the vacancy created in the riding following the resignation of former member-elect Gary Keating.

Currently, the Liberals hold 26 seats in the legislative assembly, the Progressive Conservatives hold 21 seats, and the Greens hold one seat with one seat vacant.

Mon
20
Oct

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week Oct. 20-24

FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are being urged to observe National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week.

“Cervical cancer screening can save lives. This week is an excellent reminder to New Brunswick women of its critical importance,” said Health Minister Victor Boudreau. “Combined with screening, enhanced education and vaccination are the keys to reducing the risk of developing this disease which kills nearly 400 women in Canada each year.”

Fri
17
Oct

2014 Queen's counsel appointments named

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Eleven New Brunswick lawyers have been appointed Queen's counsel. Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas made the announcement today.

The recipients are:

•              Robert M. Creamer – Saint John

•              Heather Doyle Landry – Fredericton

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