Legislature votes unanimously on Liberal motion addressing nursing shortages in New Brunswick

Legislative Assembly voted unanimously, urging government to work with the New Brunswick Nurses Union, the Nurses Association of New Brunswick, regional health authorities, University of New Brunswick, UniversitĂ© de Moncton, and community colleges to create a strategy for training, recruiting, retaining and supporting nurses.     “I am extremely pleased with the turn of events … Continued

Liberal legislation would increase transparency for special interest groups seeking to influence politics

The provincial Liberals, citing irregularities in the financial filing of Proudly NB and potential coordination between Proudly NB and the PC Party in the last election, are introducing legislation today to further regulate the activity of so-called “third parties” in New Brunswick politics.     The legislation, introduced today, would significantly increase transparency and reporting … Continued

Liberals concerned about lack of transparency leading into final budget vote

With the final vote on the Higgs’ government’s budget scheduled for today, Liberals say that too much information remains unknown to make an educated vote.     Since the budget was introduced on March 19, a series of significant cuts have been discovered, many kept secret in the budget document and before the main budget … Continued

The attack on students continues

The most recent attack on post-secondary education comes in the form of significant cuts to the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) program.     The total funding of the program has been cut by $4 million, the number of vouchers has been reduced by almost half and the duration of the job placement has also … Continued

Important cuts in tourism for Southeast New Brunswick

More details on huge cuts to the tourism department by the Blaine Higgs government were revealed during questioning of the Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, Robert Gauvin, before the Standing Committee on Estimates in April.     Liberal critic for the department, Jacques LeBlanc, discovered that two Visitor Information Centres (VIC) would be closing, … Continued