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New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick for 2013

New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick for 2013

Ten accomplished New Brunswickers were invested into the Order of New Brunswick. The new members 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. Front row, from left: Jean E. Irving; Nicholas, Premier David Alward; and Lionel Poitras. Back row: Joanna Bernard; Gordon Porter; Alida ...

Tribute held for soldiers who died in Normandy during Second World War

Tribute held for soldiers who died in Normandy during Second World War

Commemorative ceremonies were held recently in Normandy, France, to underscore the efforts and sacrifice of soldiers 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 the minister responsible for 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 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. ...

Documentary on the 35th anniversary of New Brunswick's participation in La Francophonie

Documentary on the 35th anniversary of New Brunswick's participation in La Francophonie

The premiere of the documentary De Moncton à Kinshasa by director Paul Arseneau was held at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton in the context of International Francophonie Day, on Wednesday, March 20. The film follows New Brunswick's participation in La Francophonie over 35 years. From left : Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams ; Cécile Chevrier, producer, ...

$2-million investment in organization of 2014 World Acadian Congress

$2-million investment in organization of 2014 World Acadian Congress

The provincial government will invest $2 million in the organization of the 2014 World Acadian Congress, Premier David Alward announced today. The congress will be held in the region known as l'Acadie des terres et forêts, which includes northwestern New Brunswick, northern Maine, and the Témiscouata region of Quebec. From left: Dr. Yves Bolduc, minister of Health (Quebec); Health Minister ...

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, ...

Provincial, federal governments sign agreement on New Brunswick’s participation in La Francophonie

Provincial, federal governments sign agreement on New Brunswick’s participation in La Francophonie

The provincial and federal governments took advantage of the International Day of La Francophonie to ratify an agreement outlining the participation of New Brunswick in the International Organization of La Francophonie. This year marks the 35th anniversary of New Brunswick’s participation in the organization. From left: Economic Development Minister Paul Robichaud, who is also minister responsible for La Francophonie; Premier ...

Premier receives Diamond Jubilee Medal

Premier receives Diamond Jubilee Medal

Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently presented Premier David Alward with a Diamond Jubilee Medal on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign as Queen of Canada. Throughout 2012, 60,000 Canadians will be recognized for their contributions to Canada, to a particular province, territory or community, or for their outstanding achievement abroad that has brought credit ...

Book of Congratulations available to public during Diamond Jubilee year

Book of Congratulations available to public during Diamond Jubilee year

A Book of Congratulations will be available to the public to provide an opportunity to offer congratulations and best wishes to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to the throne. The book will be available at Government House, 51 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton, during regular business hours. In photo, Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas signs the Book ...

Flag-raising ceremony held to mark Diamond Jubilee

Flag-raising ceremony held to mark Diamond Jubilee

A special flag standard was raised this morning in front of the legislative assembly to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to the throne on Feb. 6, 1952.

Premier Alward attends meeting of premiers

Premier Alward attends meeting of premiers

Premier David Alward is attending a meeting of Canada’s premiers, being held in Victoria, B.C. From left: Darrell Dexter, Nova Scotia; Robert McLeod, Northwest Territories; Alward; Dalton McGuinty, Ontario; Alison Redford, Alberta; Kathy Dunderdale, Newfoundland and Labrador; Christy Clark, British Columbia; Greg Selinger, Manitoba; Jean Charest, Quebec; Darrell Pasloski, the Yukon; Eva Aariak, Nunavut; Robert Ghiz, Prince Edward Island; and ...

Ambassadors from la Francophonie nations meet with provincial government

Ambassadors from la Francophonie nations meet with provincial government

Ambassadors of member countries of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (international organization of la Francophonie) met with Premier David Alward and members of the provincial government in Fredericton on Nov. 15 to discuss the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship, setting the stage for future collaboration on initiatives of mutual benefit. The organization represents one of the largest linguistic zones ...

New Brunswick signs deal to develop energy efficient wood frame structure industry in China

New Brunswick signs deal to develop energy efficient wood frame structure industry in China

The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding to help develop an energy efficient wood frame structure industry in Hebei Province in China. From left, at front: Jun Liang, deputy director general, Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Hebei; and Economic Development Minister Paul Robichaud.

New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick

New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick

Ten new members were invested into the Order of New Brunswick by the chancellor of the order, Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas, at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton. From left, front row: Dr. Sayta Paul Handa; Marjorie Cockburn; Nicholas; Premier David Alward; Jessica Ryan; and Patrick Darrah. Back row: Jacques LaForge; Gilmond Larocque; Timothy Aitken (accepting on behalf of the ...

Premier meets Chinese consul general

Premier meets Chinese consul general

Premier David Alward met with Zhao Jiangping, consul general, People’s Republic of China based in Montreal, when she visited Fredericton.

European Union ambassador to Canada visits Fredericton

European Union ambassador to Canada visits Fredericton

Matthias Brinkmann, the European Union ambassador to Canada, met with provincial ministers and officials during a visit to Fredericton. From left: Campbellton-Restigouche Centre MLA Greg Davis; Brinkmann; Premier David Alward; and Saint John Lancaster MLA Dorothy Shephard.

The face of the new Canadian Francophonie: A force for Canada

The face of the new Canadian Francophonie: A force for Canada

The ministers responsible for the Canadian Francophonie, meeting in Moncton, have agreed to continue their joint efforts to foster the development of francophone communities and persons living in French in Canada. Attending the 16th ministerial conference were, from left, front row: Pierre Moreau, Quebec; Glen Hart, Yukon; Madeleine Meilleur, Ontario; Paul Robichaud, New Brunswick; Cynthia Dunsford, Prince Edward Island; Bernard ...

Literacy awards presented to two New Brunswickers

Literacy awards presented to two New Brunswickers

Frenzada Mallet and Eleanor Kingston were presented with the 2010 Council of the Federation Literacy Award for New Brunswick by Energy Minister Craig Leonard. From left: Mallet; Leonard; and Kingston.

Premier to build relationships in Washington

Premier to build relationships in Washington

Premier David Alward worked to build relationships for New Brunswick with United States governors, decision-makers and investors when he attended the National Governors Association meeting in Washington, Feb. 26-28. From left: Gary Doer, Canada's ambassador to the United States; and Alward.