Intergovernmental Affairs News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/intergovernmental_affairs/news.html Intergovernmental Affairs News Releases Renewed education agreement with France http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.05.0618.html Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny and France’s National Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer signed an education co-operation agreement today. Thu, 24 May 2018 11:30:00 AST International challenge for young francophones http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.05.0615.html The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is teaming up with the National Film Board of Canada and the Conférence des ministres de l’éducation des États et gouvernements de la Francophonie (conference of ministers of education of states and governments that are members of La Francophonie) to create the Raconte-moi ta francophonie (tell me about your Francophonie) international challenge. Thu, 24 May 2018 08:44:00 AST New Brunswick hosts conference of education ministers of the international Francophonie http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.05.0602.html The opening ceremony of the 58th ministerial session of the Conférence des ministres de l’éducation des États et gouvernements de la Francophonie (conference of ministers of education of states and governments that are members of La Francophonie) was held today in Bathurst. Tue, 22 May 2018 15:40:00 AST International Francophonie Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.03.0288.html The following message was issued by Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also the minister responsible for La Francophonie, on the occasion of International Francophonie Day, Tuesday, March 20. Tue, 20 March 2018 08:54:00 AST Atlantic premiers and federal ministers meet in Moncton to discuss Atlantic economy http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2018.02.0185.html Premier Brian Gallant met with his regional counterparts and federal cabinet ministers in Riverview on Tuesday to discuss the Atlantic Growth Strategy. Wed, 21 February 2018 08:11:00 AST Nominations open for the Order of New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2018.02.0152.html The government is encouraging New Brunswick residents to recognize individuals who have inspired others and demonstrated excellence by nominating them for the Order of New Brunswick. Mon, 12 February 2018 12:50:00 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 Brunswick companies conclude visit to China http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.01.0077.html A delegation from New Brunswick has concluded a weeklong trade mission to China, where the group promoted companies and products and highlighted the province as a tourism destination and educational hub. Fri, 19 January 2018 16:02:00 AST Francophonie co-operation agreement with Quebec renewed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.01.0069.html The New Brunswick and Quebec governments have renewed their agreement for co-operation and exchange in relation to the Canadian Francophonie. Thu, 18 January 2018 14:34:00 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 New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.11.1439.html Ten new members were invested into the Order of New Brunswick today by the chancellor of the order, Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton. Wed, 08 November 2017 11:32:00 AST Governor General’s first official visit to New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/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 Antonine Maillet promoted to rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.11.1432.html The following message was issued by Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also the minister responsible for La Francophonie. Tue, 07 November 2017 10:43:00 AST 2021 International Games of La Francophonie: provincial appointments to organizing committee http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.10.1406.html The provincial government today released the names of its representatives on the board of directors of the organizing committee for the 2021 International Games of La Francophonie. The Games will be held in Moncton and Dieppe. Tue, 31 October 2017 14:55:00 AST Premier met with federal minister to discuss pilot project on healthy seniors http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.10.1279.html Premier Brian Gallant met with several federal cabinet ministers in Ottawa this week to discuss healthy aging, cybersecurity, the Energy East pipeline project and other economic growth opportunities. Tue, 03 October 2017 13:26:00 AST Premier and federal minister to discuss healthy seniors pilot project http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.10.1266.html Premier Brian Gallant is going to Ottawa this week to make the case that New Brunswick’s unique demographic and innovative spirit make it the ideal location for a healthy seniors pilot focused on how to combat challenges produced by an aging demographic. Sun, 01 October 2017 10:48:00 AST Premier: New Brunswick to benefit from trade agreement http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.09.1231.html The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement will take effect on Thursday, eliminating virtually all tariffs between Canada and countries within the European Union. Wed, 20 September 2017 14:00:00 AST New Brunswick and Quebec release review of Francophonie co-operation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.09.1214.html The New Brunswick and Quebec governments have presented the 2016-17 review of their co-operation in matters related to the Canadian Francophonie. Mon, 18 September 2017 12:21:00 AST Government seeks feedback on modernization of NAFTA http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.08.1119.html As Canada, the United States and Mexico prepare to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the provincial government wants to hear how the agreement affects New Brunswickers and their interests. Thu, 17 August 2017 10:30:00 AST Resolving softwood lumber issue remains a top priority for government http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.08.1108.html As talks begin this week to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Premier Brian Gallant said the provincial government remains focused on resolving the separate softwood lumber trade issue and fighting for New Brunswick’s interests. Tue, 15 August 2017 12:30:00 AST Ivory Coast to present the Games of La Francophonie flag to New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/news/news_release.2017.08.1105.html Ivory Coast’s ambassador to Canada, N’Goran Kouamé, will present the Games of La Francophonie flag to Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also minister responsible for La Francophonie, as part of the Acadian Day celebrations to be held in Moncton and Dieppe this evening. Tue, 15 August 2017 10:09:00 AST The 2017 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.08.1076.html The names of the 2017 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick were announced today as part of the official New Brunswick Day celebrations in Edmundston. Mon, 07 August 2017 11:03:00 AST International Games of La Francophonie: unveiling of Team Canada-New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/news/news_release.2017.07.0982.html The provincial government revealed today the members of the team that will represent New Brunswick at the 8th Games of La Francophonie July 21-30 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Mon, 17 July 2017 10:27:00 AST Canadian Francophone Games conclude http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.07.0981.html Closing ceremonies for the seventh Canadian Francophone Games were held July 15 in Dieppe. Awards were given to the winning teams and the Games flag was presented to the region that will host the next Games in 2020. Sun, 16 July 2017 12:49:00 AST Official opening of the Canadian Francophone Games http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.07.0956.html The provincial government is welcoming visitors and members of the provincial and territorial delegations to the seventh Canadian Francophone Games, which begin Tuesday, July 11, in Moncton and Dieppe. Mon, 10 July 2017 11:13:00 AST Canadian Francophone Games start in seven days in Moncton and Dieppe http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.07.0937.html The cities of Moncton and Dieppe are ready to host the seventh Canadian Francophone Games, July 11-15. Tue, 04 July 2017 14:18:00 AST Premier promotes New Brunswick during meetings in Toronto and Washington http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.06.0826.html Premier Brian Gallant participated in meetings in Toronto and Washington earlier this month, discussing trade and building connections with other North American leaders. Thu, 08 June 2017 08:36:00 AST Premier to meet with prime minister, federal ministers in Ottawa http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.06.0801.html Premier Brian Gallant will meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal ministers today. Fri, 02 June 2017 08:37:00 AST Premier meets with special envoy on trade and softwood lumber http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.05.0749.html David Wilkins, former United States Ambassador to Canada from 2005 to 2009 and New Brunswick’s special envoy on trade and softwood lumber, met with Premier Brian Gallant today in Saint John. Tue, 23 May 2017 15:02:00 AST Trade meetings aim to promote New Brunswick industry http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.05.0739.html Premier Brian Gallant is travelling to meetings in Toronto and Washington to promote New Brunswick’s trade relationship with the United States and to build connections with other North American leaders. Fri, 19 May 2017 13:17:00 AST Special envoy on softwood lumber appointed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/erd/news/news_release.2017.05.0689.html The provincial government has appointed David Wilkins, former United States ambassador to Canada from 2005 to 2009, as New Brunswick’s special envoy on the softwood lumber issue. Fri, 12 May 2017 11:29:00 AST Deputy premier to meet with senior government officials and business leaders in China and South Korea http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.05.0626.html As a follow-up to the provincial government’s mission to China last fall, deputy premier Stephen Horsman will travel to China on May 8 as part of an economic and advocacy initiative. Fri, 05 May 2017 14:31:00 AST Conference of education ministers of La Francophonie to be held in New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.05.0606.html New Brunswick will host the 58th ministerial session of the Conférence des ministres de l’éducation des États et gouvernements de la Francophonie (conference of ministers of education of states and governments that are members of La Francophonie) in spring 2018. Thu, 04 May 2017 09:53:00 AST Government working to protect forestry export industry http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/erd/news/news_release.2017.04.0585.html The provincial government has announced actions aimed at protecting and promoting New Brunswick's forestry industry in light of the decision by the United States government to levy duties against New Brunswick exporters. Fri, 28 April 2017 14:41:00 AST Government strongly disagrees with United States decision to impose duty on Canadian softwood lumber products http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/erd/news/news_release.2017.04.0566.html The provincial government will take every avenue available to fight a preliminary determination announced today by the United States Department of Commerce imposing duties on imports of softwood lumber products from Canada. Tue, 25 April 2017 17:42:00 AST Government to fight for exclusion from border duties on softwood lumber http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/erd/news/news_release.2017.04.0544.html The provincial government is asserting its support for the New Brunswick softwood lumber industry the week before a preliminary determination is expected from the United States Department of Commerce on their countervailing duty investigations of imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada. Fri, 21 April 2017 11:23:00 AST New Brunswick minister to oversee implementation of trade agreement http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.04.0462.html Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for Trade Policy as well as the chair of the national Committee on Internal Trade, announced today that negotiations have concluded on the Canada Free Trade Agreement that aims to expand Canadian businesses and increase economic growth across the country. Fri, 07 April 2017 14:23:00 AST Meeting with state officials in Maine to discuss trade http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.03.0400.html Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for Trade Policy, will travel to Augusta, Maine on April 3 as part of an advocacy initiative to promote New Brunswick’s trade relationship with the United States. Fri, 31 March 2017 10:30:00 AST New Brunswick to host the Forum on Francophone Immigration http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.03.0389.html The federal, provincial, and territorial ministers responsible for the Canadian francophonie and immigration will be meeting on March 30 and 31 in Moncton to discuss francophone immigration. Wed, 29 March 2017 09:58:00 AST New Brunswick to be part of the Francophone Heritage, Cultural and Tourism Corridor project http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.03.0340.html The provincial government has joined with other provincial governments in welcoming the federal government announcement of $ 2.4 million to develop a Francophone Heritage, Cultural and Tourism Corridor in recognition of the contribution of francophones to the Canadian identity to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Mon, 20 March 2017 10:22:00 AST New Brunswick minister becomes chair of federal, provincial, territorial committee on internal trade http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.03.0318.html Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also minister responsible for Trade Policy, is taking a leadership role in the effort to reduce trade barriers and strengthen economic opportunities within Canada. Mon, 13 March 2017 10:45:00 AST Trade agreement good for New Brunswick, says minister http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/10/news/news_release.2017.02.0212.html Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for Trade Policy, is heralding the new free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union (EU) as a deal that could bring positive economic opportunities for New Brunswick exporters. Thu, 16 February 2017 14:56:00 AST New Brunswickers encouraged to take part in Share Your Moment with the Flag challenge http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.02.0208.html New Brunswickers are encouraged to show their pride in the Canadian flag and celebrate National Flag of Canada Day by participating in the Share Your Moment with the Flag challenge. Wed, 15 February 2017 14:49:00 AST Nominations open for the Order of New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.02.0185.html The provincial government is encouraging New Brunswick residents to nominate individuals who have demonstrated individual excellence for the Order of New Brunswick. Fri, 10 February 2017 11:13:00 AST Revised provincial flag guidelines recognize province’s cultural diversity http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.12.1203.html The provincial government has revised its flag guidelines to allow for the raising of various national flags, representing the diverse cultural communities of New Brunswick, at the legislative assembly. Tue, 13 December 2016 14:10:00 AST Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change released http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2016.12.1195.html Premier Brian Gallant and his counterparts released the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change during the first ministers’ meeting in Ottawa. Sat, 10 December 2016 12:57:00 AST Premier to attend first ministers’ meeting http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2016.12.1177.html Premier Brian Gallant will attend a first ministers’ meeting in Ottawa this week to discuss the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. He will also meet with several federal cabinet ministers on priority files. Tue, 06 December 2016 14:02:00 AST Federal infrastructure commitment applauded http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.10.1048.html The provincial government welcomed the renewed commitment to infrastructure investments announced in Tuesday’s federal fiscal update. Wed, 02 November 2016 09:27:00 AST New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2016.11.1046.html Ten accomplished individuals were invested into the Order of New Brunswick today, two posthumously, by the chancellor of the order, Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton. Tue, 01 November 2016 12:18:00 AST Immigration planning discussed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.10.0975.html The future of immigration was a main topic as Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault, whose responsibilities also include immigration, met with his federal, provincial and territorial counterparts in Winnipeg. Wed, 12 October 2016 17:41:00 AST Thu, 24 May 2018 11:30:00 AST