Official Opposition to introduce motion for immediate relief from high gasoline prices

Official Opposition to introduce motion for immediate relief from high gasoline prices

The Official Opposition will table a motion urging the government to use its authority and act immediately to eliminate the 10.87 cents per litre provincial gas tax as of midnight, Friday May 20, for a period of four months and to immediately provide New Brunswickers earning less than $25,000 per year with an immediate one-time … Continued

More transparency is needed on the health reform

New Brunswick’s Official Opposition is condemning the lack of transparency surrounding the implementation of the Higgs’ Government’s Health Reform after it was determined that the Minister of Health would be the sole spokesperson for the reform.   “I was immediately concerned when I heard that the co-chairs of the province’s health reform were not allowed … Continued

The timeline of the municipal reform must be reviewed

New Brunswick’s Official Opposition is calling the Higgs Government to modify the timeline of the municipal reform so that municipalities can make more informed decisions and better prepare for the transition.   “The timing of the implementation of Regional Services Commissions reform needs to be reviewed. Government has not allotted enough time for this, which … Continued

Province must access federal infrastructure funding

The Official Opposition is urging the Higgs Government to immediately access as much federal infrastructure funding as possible now that the Federal Government has modified the agreement to make more of the funding applicable to roads and bridges.   “There is absolutely no reason why the Higgs Government could not access the majority, if not … Continued

Shawn Wood will be the Liberal candidate for Miramichi-Bay-Neguac

The New Brunswick Liberal Party is pleased to announce Shawn Wood is officially nominated as the Liberal candidate for the riding of Miramichi-Bay-Neguac.   “I am thrilled to welcome Shawn Wood to our Liberal team!” says Roger Melanson, Interim Leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party. “I know he will be a strong voice for … Continued

Hannah Fulton Johnston will be the Liberal candidate for Southwest Miramichi-Bay Du Vin

The New Brunswick Liberal Party is pleased to announce Hannah Fulton Johnston is officially nominated as the Liberal candidate for the riding of Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin   “I am excited that Hannah Fulton Johnston will be joining our team to run as the Liberal Candidate in the Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin by-election!” says Roger … Continued

The implementation of the Official Languages Act review receives no funding

During the Premier’s appearance before the Standing Committee on Estimates and Fiscal Policy Wednesday, the Official Opposition Leader learned that no funds have been set aside for the implementation of the 2021 Review of the Official Languages Act.   “Premier Higgs has yet to provide his position on the report of the 2021 Review of … Continued

Make childcare affordable for all families

New Brunswick’s Official Opposition is calling on the Higgs Government to enhance the programs aimed at improving the access and affordability of childcare in order to ensure a more equitable reduction of childcare costs in the province.   “The high cost of childcare can be a significant financial burden on families and can be a … Continued

Statement by Roger Melanson, Leader of the Official Opposition

“The Report of the 2021 Review of the Official Languages Act of New Brunswick, released in December 2021, included a series of recommendations to improve language equality. The Higgs Government has yet to provide a position on these recommendations and has not shown any indication that his government will be tabling Legislation to make improvements … Continued

More consultation is needed on Bill 75

The Official Opposition critic for Natural Resources and Energy Development, René Legacy, is calling on Minister Holland to consult with local agriculture groups before moving further with Bill 75, An Act to Amend the Mining Act.   “In typical Higgs government fashion, there was very little consultation done with relevant stakeholders when preparing this bill” … Continued