Business sector in desperate need of support

Fredericton (October 16, 2020) – The Liberal Opposition is calling on the Higgs government to support business sectors being negatively impacted by Covid-19.   “The top priority during a pandemic must obviously be keeping New Brunswickers safe and we fully support the guidelines put in place by Public Health,” said small business critic Gilles LePage. … Continued

The Official Opposition echoes concerns raised by the New Brunswick Nurses Union on Long Term Care

Fredericton (October 15, 2020) – Liberal Opposition Leader Roger Melanson and Seniors and Long Term Care Critic Guy Arseneault say that the recently released report by the New Brunswick Nurses Union entitled “The Forgotten Generation: an Urgent Call for Reform in New Brunswick’s Long-Term Care Sector”, rightly raises alarm bells on the state of the … Continued

Francine Landry named Liberal Caucus Chair

Fredericton (October 8, 2020) – Yesterday, the Liberal caucus met to elect Francine Landry as the new Caucus Chair.   Francine Landry was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 2014, as the member for the new riding of Madawaska Les Lacs-Edmundston. Since then, she has acted as Minister of Post-Secondary Education, … Continued

Liberal Opposition Leader Roger Melanson announces Opposition Critic portfolios

Fredericton (October 5, 2020) – The Interim Leader of the Official Opposition of New Brunswick has announced the Opposition critic portfolios that will be held by Liberals Caucus MLAS.   “We are fortunate to have a strong team of Liberal MLAS who will serve New Brunswickers well in raising issues of concern and holding government … Continued

If recommended by Public Health, the Official Opposition will support mandatory masks

Fredericton (September 30, 2020) – The Liberal Opposition will support a mandatory mask regulation for all public spaces in New Brunswick if recommended by Public Health and Dr. Jennifer Russell.   “When the pandemic first came to New Brunswick in March, we were forced to close our businesses, shut down our services and close our … Continued

Roger Melanson appointed as Interim Leader of the Official Opposition

Fredericton (September 28, 2020) – The New Brunswick Liberal Caucus has chosen Dieppe MLA Roger Melanson as Interim Leader of the Official Opposition of New Brunswick.   Melanson, who was elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly in 2010, and re-elected in 2014, 2018 and 2020, served as a member of the Executive Council … Continued

A liberal government will create a Home Renovation Incentive Program

Oromocto (September 3, 2020) – A Liberal government will Implement a Home Renovation Incentive Program with a focus on energy efficiency.   Liberal Leader Kevin Vickers noted that making our living spaces more energy efficient is good for the environment and helps individuals reduce monthly bills.   “Many New Brunswickers have felt financial pressures and … Continued