Executive Council Office http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news.html Executive Council Office Economy, education and health care focus of fourth session of the 58th legislative assembly http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.03.0282.html The fourth session of the 58th legislative assembly closed today with 43 bills passed and a focus on the economy, education and health care. Fri, 16 March 2018 13:24:00 AST WEDNESDAY, March 14 / Provincial government offices in the Fredericton area CLOSED until 11 a.m. http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.03.0275.html Given the current winter storm conditions, please be advised that the provincial government offices in the Fredericton area will be closed until 11 a.m. TODAY, March 14. Wed, 14 March 2018 06:24:00 AST Government provides update on jobs target http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.02.0223.html The government has surpassed its target of helping to create 10,000 jobs by 2018, announced Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also chair of the Jobs Board. Wed, 28 February 2018 14:06:00 AST Measures taken to address workplace harassment and assaults http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.01.0100.html The provincial government announced today it has taken, and will continue to take, measures to prevent workplace violence and harassment. Tue, 30 January 2018 10:24:00 AST Progress on Trans-Pacific Partnership http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.01.0083.html The following statement was issued today by Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also minister responsible for trade policy, on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Tue, 23 January 2018 17:07:00 AST New political financing model for municipal candidates to be created http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.01.0032.html The provincial government plans to create a political financing model for municipal candidates through amendments to the Municipal Elections Act. Thu, 11 January 2018 09:33:00 AST THURSDAY, Jan. 4 – Provincial government offices closed for the afternoon http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.01.0011.html Given the current winter storm conditions, the provincial government offices located in the Fredericton area are now closed for the rest of the day, today, THURSDAY, Jan. 4. Thu, 04 January 2018 12:26:00 AST Amendments introduced to prohibit lobbying by members http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.12.1594.html The provincial government introduced legislation today to strengthen conflict of interest rules governing members of the legislative assembly. Wed, 13 December 2017 11:37:00 AST Measures to protect, promote forestry sector announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.11.1540.html The provincial government announced measures today to combat what it considers to be unfair trade actions undertaken by the United States government against New Brunswick’s softwood lumber industry. Thu, 30 November 2017 11:40:00 AST Ministers responsible for internal trade meet http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.11.1504.html Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also minister responsible for trade policy, hosted the inaugural meeting of federal, provincial and territorial ministers under the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement today in Dieppe. Fri, 24 November 2017 13:27:00 AST Changes announced to senior government leadership http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.11.1493.html Premier Brian Gallant announced changes to the senior ranks of the provincial civil service today. Wed, 22 November 2017 17:52:00 AST Governor General’s first official visit to New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.11.1434.html The first official provincial visit by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette will be to New Brunswick. Tue, 07 November 2017 12:23:00 AST New act aims to clarify costs of election commitments http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.10.1383.html The provincial government introduced legislation today aimed at ensuring New Brunswickers are better informed about promises made by political parties during election campaigns. Fri, 27 October 2017 10:03:00 AST Report examining response to ice storm released http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.08.1123.html A comprehensive review of the response to the January 2017 ice storm released today contains recommendations to strengthen future responses to natural disasters and emergencies. Fri, 18 August 2017 12:03:00 AST Oromocto-Lincoln electoral district renamed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.08.1110.html The electoral district of Oromocto-Lincoln will now be known as Oromocto-Lincoln-Fredericton. Wed, 16 August 2017 08:14:00 AST Auditor general to complete property assessment review http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.06.0808.html The following statement was issued today by Attorney General Serge Rousselle. Mon, 05 June 2017 11:32:00 AST Changes announced to senior government leadership http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.05.0694.html REVISED / Premier Brian Gallant announced changes to the senior ranks of the provincial civil service today. Fri, 12 May 2017 15:49:00 AST New Brunswick Women’s Council Act proclamation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.05.0645.html The provincial government proclaimed legislation formally establishing the New Brunswick’s Women’s Council as an independent advisory body on matters of importance to New Brunswick women. Tue, 09 May 2017 12:45:00 AST Health research chair on cannabis established at STU http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.05.0628.html Premier Brian Gallant joined representatives from St. Thomas University (STU), Shoppers Drug Mart and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation to announce the establishment of a health research chair on cannabis at the university. Fri, 05 May 2017 15:06:00 AST Families, education and economy focus of third session of the 58th legislative assembly http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.05.0625.html The third session of the 58th Legislative Assembly closed today with 63 bills passed and a focus on families, education and the economy. Fri, 05 May 2017 13:11:00 AST Unanimous approval given to proclaiming third Saturday in September as Becca Schofield Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.05.0614.html A motion was passed unanimously in the legislative assembly today naming the third Saturday in September annually as Becca Schofield Day. The motion, brought forward by the Official Opposition, was in recognition of the 17-year-old’s tireless efforts to encourage acts of kindness and goodwill. Thu, 04 May 2017 15:29:00 AST Business delegation to meet with Massachusetts business leaders http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.04.0509.html Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for Trade Policy, will visit Boston on April 19 and 20 with company representatives to promote the province’s trade relationship with the United States. Thu, 13 April 2017 13:05:00 AST Business Development Bank of Canada to work with province to support business http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.04.0507.html The provincial government has signed a letter of intent with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to work together to help business. Thu, 13 April 2017 12:12:00 AST Attracting new farmers an important part of economic growth plan http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.04.0491.html The provincial government says an abundance of natural resources and competitive land prices make New Brunswick the perfect place for new farmers to establish themselves in a growing, profitable industry. Wed, 12 April 2017 11:21:00 AST Lobbyists reminded to register http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.04.0409.html Provincial lobbyists are reminded that, since the Lobbyist Registration Act took effect April 1, they must register by July 1. Mon, 03 April 2017 09:45:00 AST Legislation to be introduced to enable public bodies to store data http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0379.html The provincial government will introduce legislation today that would enable public organizations to store prepared data at the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training. Tue, 28 March 2017 09:19:00 AST Economic Growth Plan to incorporate marijuana sector http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0364.html The provincial government has identified medicinal and recreational marijuana services and products as key opportunities for growing the provincial economy. Fri, 24 March 2017 14:41:00 AST Government to act on recommendations of the electoral reform commission http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0358.html The provincial government announced today its response to the Commission on Electoral Reform to improve the way the legislature works and increase participation in the democratic process. Thu, 23 March 2017 14:05:00 AST Government encourages recruitment of more female candidates http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0351.html The formula for public financing of political parties will be amended to provide an incentive for parties to recruit more female candidates. Wed, 22 March 2017 11:05:00 AST Public meetings scheduled in response to ice storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0347.html Public meetings are being held the first week of April as part of a post-action review report of the ice storm that hit the province in January. Tue, 21 March 2017 14:32:00 AST Voting age to remain unchanged for Sept. 24, 2018 general election http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0342.html The provincial government will not act on a recommendation to lower the voting age unless the idea is approved by New Brunswickers during a referendum at the next municipal election after the Sept. 24, 2018 general election. Mon, 20 March 2017 11:49:00 AST St. Patrick’s Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0336.html The following statement regarding St. Patrick’s Day was issued today by Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris, who is minister responsible for Celtic Affairs. Fri, 17 March 2017 10:13:00 AST REVISED / Commission on Electoral Reform submits report http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0286.html The Commission on Electoral Reform submitted its final report and recommendations to the Clerk of the Executive Council today. Fri, 03 March 2017 11:01:00 AST New legislation is designed to hold elected members to a higher standard http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.02.0169.html Legislation was introduced today to make amendments to the Members’ Conflict of Interest Act to make the work of MLA’s and cabinet ministers more transparent and accountable. Wed, 08 February 2017 11:42:00 AST Government launches business survey http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.01.0095.html The provincial government is asking New Brunswick’s business community how to further reduce red tape. A survey is being launched as part of Red Tape Awareness Week. Tue, 24 January 2017 12:58:00 AST Commission on Electoral Reform to host town hall meeting http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.01.0060.html The Commission on Electoral Reform will host a town hall meeting to provide New Brunswickers the opportunity to present their thoughts and suggestions on electoral reform. Wed, 18 January 2017 13:52:00 AST Electoral reform commission prepares for meetings http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.12.1249.html Members of the commission on electoral reform are preparing to meet with stakeholders and experts in the new year. Wed, 28 December 2016 12:52:00 AST Three legislative officers nominated http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.12.1181.html The provincial government today nominated three legislative officers and introduced legislation to implement recommendations of the Levert Report relating to the duties of legislative officers. Wed, 07 December 2016 11:34:00 AST Charlotte-Campobello electoral district renamed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.12.1173.html The electoral district of Charlotte-Campobello will now be known as Saint Croix. Mon, 05 December 2016 14:33:00 AST Electoral reform commissioners announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.11.1082.html The provincial government has announced the names of the five members of the commission on electoral reform who will be tasked with submitting recommendations for improving the electoral system in New Brunswick. Wed, 09 November 2016 10:57:00 AST Minister discusses benefits and myths of bilingualism http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.09.0927.html Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault, who is also minister responsible for official languages, discussed the benefits and myths of bilingualism at a news conference today in Fredericton. Thu, 29 September 2016 12:50:00 AST Candidates sought for three legislative officer positions http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.09.0900.html New Brunswickers are encouraged to submit expressions of interest for three legislative officer positions. Wed, 21 September 2016 14:16:00 AST Public invited to participate on electoral reform commission http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.09.0893.html The provincial government is calling for expressions of interest for individuals to serve on an electoral reform commission and is also inviting the public to comment. Mon, 19 September 2016 14:51:00 AST Senior appointments announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.09.0836.html Following a competitive, merit-based process in keeping with the provincial government's commitments, three new deputy ministers have been selected. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement today. Wed, 07 September 2016 14:54:00 AST New CEO of Service New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.09.0835.html Alan Roy will be the new chief executive officer of Service New Brunswick, Premier Brian Gallant announced today. Wed, 07 September 2016 14:48:00 AST Premier and cabinet ministers embark on chamber of commerce tour http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.09.0831.html Premier Brian Gallant and members of the cabinet will travel across the province over the next couple of weeks to meet with community leaders and entrepreneurs who drive the province’s economy. Wed, 07 September 2016 09:47:00 AST Economic plan to focus upon growth opportunities http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.09.0827.html Premier Brian Gallant has released New Brunswick’s Economic Growth Plan, setting out a framework for stimulating the economy by ensuring there is a co-ordinated effort when pursuing opportunities. Tue, 06 September 2016 11:58:00 AST Economic growth plan targets better co-ordination of government resources http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.09.0824.html The provincial government will be introducing a comprehensive economic growth plan to better co-ordinate government resources as it works towards growing the economy. Sun, 04 September 2016 12:49:00 AST Economic growth plan will focus on five themes http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.08.0711.html The first part of the provincial government’s plan to accelerate economic growth and job creation in New Brunswick was released today. Thu, 04 August 2016 11:30:00 AST Summary report of Opportunities Summits released http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.07.0626.html A summary of feedback from the more than 1,500 participants who participated in the Opportunities Summits is now available online. Fri, 08 July 2016 09:58:00 AST Fri, 16 March 2018 13:24:00 AST