Reopen all Service NB offices now, restore all services

Reopen all Service NB offices now, restore all services

Opposition Liberal MLAs are expressing concerns that Service New Brunswick outlets in several areas of the province remain closed and others are not providing a full range of services.   Andrew Harvey MLA for Carleton-Victoria cannot understand why the SNB offices in his constituency remain closed. “The closure of these offices creates hardships for many … Continued

Dominic Cardy’s behaviour is reprehensible

“Dominic Cardy was obviously disappointed in the defeat of Bill 11- the vaccination bill in the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly. Following the vote, his disappointment showed, and it showed a bit too much.   There was a free vote in the Legislature and Cardy’s bill did not garner enough votes to pass. Many members of … Continued

Green party abdicates responsibility on Bill 11 vote

Liberal Leader Kevin Vickers is calling out David Coon and the Green Party for abdicating their responsibility by abstaining from voting on Bill 11 – the vaccination bill when it came up for third reading in the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly.   “I was shocked that the Green party would not participate in such an … Continued

Statement by Gilles LePage on Essential workers

“The list of front-line essential workers the Premier Higgs has deemed worthy of a salary top up for the work they are doing during the Covid-19 pandemic is too short. In other provinces, many more essential front-line workers will receive these top ups. Unfortunately, those workers are not getting the recognition and support they deserve … Continued

St. Croix by-election

I was advised by Karen Ludwig last evening that she would be stepping down as the Liberal candidate for the riding of St. Croix to accept a senior position with Yorkville University.   While we are disappointed to be losing Karen as our candidate, we understand that this decision was not an easy one, and … Continued

Kevin Vickers is renewing the call for a fiscal update and renewed economic outlook when the legislature resumes on May 26.

Vickers comments come after Premier Blaine Higgs admitted in an interview with CBC radio that government has updated financial numbers. But the premier, his finance minister and government spokespeople have indicated those numbers might not be released until July.   “Those numbers should be made public and provided to MLAs to help inform the debate … Continued

Liberals encourage the Premier to identify projects that could benefit from Federal funding

The Liberal opposition is encouraging Premier Higgs to step up for New Brunswick and identify projects that could benefit from the funding being offered up by the federal government for infrastructure and job creation in the province.   The Federal government is making the infrastructure funding available to help provinces rebuild their economies after the … Continued

Liberals Encourage the Premier to Step Up for New Brunswick Economy

The Liberal opposition is encouraging Premier Higgs to follow his own advice and step up for New Brunswick by doing more to help with the economic recovery in New Brunswick in light of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.   Based on a report published by Scotiabank on Monday, New Brunswick is the Canadian province … Continued

Statement by Chuck Chiasson: High School Graduation Ceremonies

As the Liberal Opposition critic for Education and Early Childhood Development, I have been receiving a lot of calls and messages from New Brunswickers who want us to look at how we might hold high school graduation ceremonies of some form or another.   People fully appreciate the need to ensure whatever can be done … Continued

Liberal opposition calls on government to support local food production

Liberal critic for Agriculture, Aquaculture and fisheries Isabelle Thériault is calling on Minister Wetmore to be a stronger voice at the cabinet table in favour of provincial food producers.   “Every week we are hearing of another sector at risk due to the Covid-19 pandemic, yet government has done nothing to support them. Premier Higgs … Continued