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New Brunswick participated in 70th anniversary of Normandy landings

New Brunswick participated in 70th anniversary of Normandy landings

A New Brunswick delegation was present in Normandy on June 6 to participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings, which were the prelude to the liberation of France and Europe from Nazi Germany. Miramichi Bay-Neguac MLA Serge Robichaud placed a wreath at the Juno Beach ceremony, one of several ceremonies which took place to ...

Performance excellence process receives national award

Performance excellence process receives national award

The provincial government’s performance excellence process received a national award for providing improved public service at a lower cost. The Canadian Government Executive Leadership Award was presented at the organization's Leadership Summit being in Ottawa. From left: Paul Crookall, editor emeritus, Canadian Government Executive Magazine; Jane Washburn, chief of strategy management, Executive Council Office; Judy Wagner, assistant secretary to Cabinet ...

Smart regulations will reduce red tape

Smart regulations will reduce red tape

A smart regulations system will reduce red tape and minimize the time and money New Brunswickers spend accessing government services, Economic Development Minister Bruce Fitch announced today. Fitch made the announcement as he unveiled the government’s plan to implement smart regulations across government. The goal is to reduce red tape by 20 per cent. From left: Fredericton-Silverwood MLA Brian Macdonald; ...

Declaration signed to highlight Respectful Workplace Week in New Brunswick

Declaration signed to highlight Respectful Workplace Week in New Brunswick

Justice Minister and Attorney-General Marie-Claude Blais, who is also minister responsible for Women’s Equality, signed a proclamation declaring the week of Sept. 2 to 8 to be Respectful Workplace Week in New Brunswick. From left: Sue O’Donnell, doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of New Brunswick; Blais; and Suzanne Maltais, education officer, New Brunswick Nurses Union.

New Brunswick guest of honour at National Assembly of France

New Brunswick guest of honour at National Assembly of France

The New Brunswick government was the guest of honour at the National Assembly of France in Paris when the documentary De Moncton à Kinshasa (from Moncton to Kinshasa) was presented in the Victor Hugo Room. Deputy Premier and Economic Development Minister Paul Robichaud, who is also minister responsible for La Francophonie, met with representatives from organizations associated with La Francophonie. ...

New Brunswick guest of honour at National Assembly of France

New Brunswick guest of honour at National Assembly of France

The New Brunswick government was the guest of honour at the National Assembly of France in Paris when the documentary De Moncton à Kinshasa (from Moncton to Kinshasa) was presented in the Victor Hugo Room. Deputy Premier and Economic Development Minister Paul Robichaud, who is also minister responsible for La Francophonie, met with representatives from organizations associated with La Francophonie. ...

New videos launched to promote Maliseet language, culture

New videos launched to promote Maliseet language, culture

New videos to promote and preserve the use of the Maliseet language in New Brunswick were launched today in Fredericton by community members from the Tobique First Nation. The short films feature elders speaking to youth learners in various social settings and locations with the aim of reducing the drastic decline in the fluency of Maliseet and cultural knowledge among ...

New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick for 2012

New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick for 2012

Ten remarkable and accomplished New Brunswickers have been invested into the Order of New Brunswick. They were inducted into the province's highest honour by the chancellor of the order, Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas, at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton. From left, front row: Salem (Sam) Masry; Premier David Alward; Nicholas; Ronald (Ron) Turcotte; and Raymond Lagacé. Back row: Audrey ...

New Brunswick delegation promoted the economy, education, youth at Francophonie summit

New Brunswick delegation promoted the economy, education, youth at Francophonie summit

The economy, youth, and education were among the main topics that New Brunswick raised at the 14th Francophonie summit, held in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct. 12 to 14. From left: Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier David Alward.

New members of Executive Council sworn in

New members of Executive Council sworn in

Four new members were sworn into the Executive Council, other members assumed their new roles, and a restructuring of government departments came into effect today as part of the provincial government's next phase of rebuilding the economy and growing healthier communities. In a ceremony at the legislative assembly chamber, Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas swore in Hugh J. Flemming as minister ...

New members of Executive Council sworn in

New members of Executive Council sworn in

Four new members were sworn into the Executive Council, other members assumed their new roles, and a restructuring of government departments came into effect today as part of the provincial government's next phase of rebuilding the economy and growing healthier communities.  In a ceremony at the legislative assembly chamber, Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas swore in Hugh J. Flemming as minister of ...

New members of Executive Council sworn in

New members of Executive Council sworn in

Four new members were sworn into the Executive Council, other members assumed their new roles, and a restructuring of government departments came into effect today as part of the provincial government's next phase of rebuilding the economy and growing healthier communities. In a ceremony at the legislative assembly chamber, Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas swore in Hugh J. Flemming as minister ...

New members of Executive Council sworn in

New members of Executive Council sworn in

Four new members were sworn into the Executive Council, other members assumed their new roles, and a restructuring of government departments came into effect today as part of the provincial government's next phase of rebuilding the economy and growing healthier communities. In a ceremony at the legislative assembly chamber, Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas swore in Hugh J. Flemming as minister ...

New members of Executive Council sworn in

New members of Executive Council sworn in

Four new members were sworn into the Executive Council, other members assumed their new roles, and a restructuring of government departments came into effect today as part of the provincial government’s next phase of rebuilding the economy and growing healthier communities. In a ceremony at the legislative assembly chamber, Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas swore in Hugh J. Flemming as minister of ...

President of New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council expresses appreciation to provincial government for grant

President of New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council expresses appreciation to provincial government for grant

Chief Kim Nash-McKinley, president of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council, met with Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Jody Carr to express her appreciation for a $15,000 grant in support of the council's education programs. Through the assistance of the Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat, the grant supports off-reserve Aboriginal residents, providing items such as basic school supplies and clothing, a ...

Tribute held for Acadians who died in combat on D-Day

Tribute held for Acadians who died in combat on D-Day

A ceremony was recently held in Carpiquet in northern France to pay tribute to those Acadians belonging to the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment who died in combat on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The provincial government was represented by Deputy Premier and Economic Development Minister Paul Robichaud, who is also minister responsible for La Francophonie. Photo shows Robichaud at the ...

Royals charm New Brunswickers

Royals charm New Brunswickers

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Canadian Forces Base Gagetown and the City of Saint John during the Victoria Day weekend. During their official stops, their Royal Highnesses took many opportunities to shake hands and chat with royal enthusiasts who lined the streets and venues. In photo: The Prince of Wales, ...

Public dialogue sessions for learning project begin today

Public dialogue sessions for learning project begin today

The first in a series of public dialogue sessions on learning is being held this evening in Fredericton. The sessions are part of the second phase of public dialogues for the citizen engagement initiative on learning and innovation entitled “Learning: Everybody's Project”. From left: Roxanne Tarjan, master of ceremonies for the news conference; and initiative co-chairs Andy Scott, Marie-Paule Thériault, ...

Legislative reform report presented

Legislative reform report presented

The authors of the report on legislative reform in New Brunswick, Don Desserud and Cody Waite, presented their recommendations today at the legislative assembly in Fredericton. Photo shows Desserud responding to questions at a news conference.

First provincial cabinet meeting held at Eel River Bar First Nation

First provincial cabinet meeting held at Eel River Bar First Nation

The provincial government held the first-ever cabinet meeting on a First Nation today in the council offices of Eel River Bar First Nation near Dalhousie. Seated, from left: Premier David Alward; and Chief Everett Martin. They are joined by members of cabinet as well as the Eel River Bar band council.

New minister

New minister

Premier David Alward and the members of the Executive Council were sworn in at a ceremony held on Oct. 12 at the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton. From left: Alward; and Blaine Higgs, who signs the register to become Minister of Finance, Minister of Human Resources, Minister responsible for the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation, Minister responsible for the New Brunswick ...

New minister

New minister

Premier David Alward and the members of the Executive Council were sworn in at a ceremony held on Oct. 12 at the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton. From left: Alward; and Craig Leonard, who signs the register to become Minister of Energy and Minister responsible for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency of New Brunswick.

New minister

New minister

Premier David Alward and the members of the Executive Council were sworn in at a ceremony held on Oct. 12 at the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton. From left: David Ferguson, clerk of the Executive Council; Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas; Alward; and Claude Williams, who takes the oath of office to become the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

New minister

New minister

Premier David Alward and the members of the Executive Council were sworn in at a ceremony held on Oct. 12 at the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton. From left: David Ferguson, clerk of the Executive Council; Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas; Alward; and Bruce Northrup, who takes the oath of office to become the Minister of Natural Resources.

New minister

New minister

Premier David Alward and the members of the Executive Council were sworn in at a ceremony held on Oct. 12 at the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton. From left: David Ferguson, clerk of the Executive Council; Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas; Alward; and Bruce Fitch, who takes the oath of office to become the Minister of Local Government and Minister responsible for ...