Government of New Brunswick


Provincial emergency management funding increased by $1.7 million

The provincial government is investing $1.7 million in additional funding to help improve local emergency preparedness and double the number of regional emergency management co-ordinators. From left: Stacey Cooling, operations manager with the New Brunswick Emergency Measures organization; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Greg MacCallum, director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization; and Bill Lawlor, provincial director ...

Service model to improve family justice processes expands into Moncton

A new service delivery model is expanding into Moncton that will provide families with an alternative, streamlined court process. From left: Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; and Debbie McInnis, executive director of the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick.

Increase in funding to support victims of crime

Funding to the Victim Services Program was increased in the 2018-19 provincial budget by $1.4 million to sustain a Special Purpose Fund of $2.9 million in order to offer direct services to victims of crime. From left: Kristal LeBlanc, executive director of the Beauséjour Family Crisis Resource Centre; Lorraine Whalley, executive director of the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre; and Justice ...

Volunteers sought for court support program in Saint John region

The Department of Justice and Public Safety is seeking volunteers for a program designed to help vulnerable victims as they navigate the court system. From left: Debbie Percival, member of the Court Support Volunteer Program, and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames.

Illegal cigarettes seized near Woodstock

The Department of Justice and Public Safety, in partnership with the Woodstock Police Force, seized 219,800 illegal cigarettes as a result of a joint forces investigation on Jan. 9. A 2007 Dodge Caravan was also seized.

Government wants police to be better equipped to respond to sexual violence cases

Following the provincewide Sexual Crimes Review, a New Brunswick stakeholder group has been established to examine opportunities to improve the manner in which police forces respond to sexual crime cases. From left: Beth Lyons, executive director of the New Brunswick Women’s Council; Jennifer Richard, director of community development, Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre; John Jurcina, assistant deputy minister, law enforcement and ...

Regulations to support victims of intimate partner violence posted for review

Proposed regulations under the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act, outlining processes to support the operation of the act, have been posted for public review for the next 30 days. Participating in today’s announcement were, from left: Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Fiona Williams, executive director of Liberty Lane; and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry.

Illegal harvesting of deer and moose in Charlotte County

Ten people were arrested after the seizure of more than 590 kilograms (1,300 pounds) of moose and deer meat, numerous firearms, illegal drugs, a vehicle and other hunting equipment in Charlotte County.

January is Crime Stoppers Month in New Brunswick

Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry signed a declaration designating January as Crime Stoppers Month in New Brunswick. The Department of Justice and Public Safety endorses the aims of New Brunswick Crime Stoppers and wishes to raise public awareness of this organization and the importance of its work. From left: Jerry Moffitt, president of New Brunswick Crime Stoppers; Landry; ...

Provincewide emergency preparedness exercise planned for June 2018

A provincewide emergency preparedness exercise is being planned for June 2018 in New Brunswick. Called Brunswick Alpha 2018, the one-day exercise will give communities, municipalities and local service districts an opportunity to practise their respective roles during an emergency event. From left: Charline McCoy, acting executive director, Cities of New Brunswick Association; Danielle Charron, executive director, Association of Municipal Administrators ...

Legislation concerning cannabis control and drug-impaired driving

Legislation to be introduced this week aims to help protect New Brunswickers, particularly youth, from harm associated with cannabis use. Participating in the announcement were Health Minister Benoît Bourque, left, and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry.

Storm Preparedness Week Nov. 6-10

As winter approaches, New Brunswickers are invited to take time during Storm Preparedness Week to get ready for when major storms hit the province in the coming months. . From left: Gaëtan Thomas, president and CEO of NB Power; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; and Greg MacCallum, director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization.

Minister recognizes MADD’s Project Red Ribbon

Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry recognized Project Red Ribbon, an annual campaign by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Front row, from left: Scott Kennie, past-president of MADD Greater Fredericton; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Haley Cole; Landry; Julie Cole, president of MADD Greater Fredericton; and Danielle Cole. Back row, from left: Const. Patrick Small; Const. Steven Cliff and Staff ...

Investment made in intervention measures regarding intimate partner violence

Implementation of measures under the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act will be supported by an investment of $900,000. Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry made the announcement today during a visit to the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research. From left: Kelly Ashfield, Office of Research Services, University of New Brunswick; Larissa Rose, St. Thomas University intern ...

Sod-turning for new courthouse

A sod-turning was held today to mark the official beginning of construction of a new courthouse in Fredericton. From left: Associate Chief Judge Mary Jane Richards; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Chief Justice J. Ernest Drapeau; Justice Judy Clendening; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; and Justice Brad Green.

New measures to curb alcohol-impaired driving take effect Nov. 1

Starting Nov. 1, new tools will be available under the Motor Vehicle Act to strengthen the ability to identify and deter alcohol-impaired driving. From left: MADD Greater Fredericton advisory member Cpl. Taylor Baird of Canadian Military Police; Danielle Cole, president, MADD Greater Fredericton; Erin Norwood, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island manager of government relations for the Insurance Bureau of ...

New look drivers licence launched

The provincial government today launched new driver’s licences and photo identification cards which include enhanced features to guard against forgery. From left: Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry.

Investment in mental health support in schools

The Integrated Service Delivery model for providing mental health, addiction, intervention and social services to children and youth has been expanded to all public schools in the province. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement on Tuesday during an event at Riverview Middle School. From left: André Gionet, manager, child and youth teams, Acadian Peninsula, mental health, Vitalité Health Network; Gregg ...

Saint John provincial court to reinstitute mental health docket this fall

A mental health docket will be reintroduced to the provincial court in Saint John in early November. From left: Saint John Harbour MLA Ed Doherty; Randy Hatfield, executive director of the Saint John Human Development Council; and Premier Brian Gallant.

Federal and provincial funding for ground search and rescue teams

About 400 volunteers from New Brunswick ground search and rescue teams will have access to new training courses and facilities over the next three years thanks to funding by the federal and provincial governments. From left: Stacey Cooling, New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Miramichi-Grand Lake MP Pat Finnigan; John Glidden, co-chair of the project ...

Proposed amendments to Motor Vehicle Act regulations posted

Proposed amendments to Motor Vehicle Act regulations related to stronger measures to curtail impaired driving have been posted for public review for the next 30 days. From left: Insp. Scott Patterson, officer in charge of primary response and special teams, Fredericton Police Force; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Danielle Cole, Greater Fredericton area president of MADD Canada; and Deputy Chief Martin ...

Love Shouldn’t Hurt issues call for campaign champions

New Brunswickers are encouraged to turn words into actions by becoming champions of Love Shouldn’t Hurt, a provincial campaign aimed at preventing intimate partner violence. From left: Linda Patterson of the Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Rina Arseneault, associate director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research; and Melissa ...

International Roadcheck 2017

Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry assisted departmental staff participating in ‎International Roadcheck 2017, a 72-hour inspection event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Commercial vehicle enforcement superintendent John Lunney, left, spoke with Landry during the event in Salisbury.

Meeting on international emergency management held in New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization recently hosted the biannual meeting of the International Emergency Management Assistance Compact in Saint Andrews. This group ensures mutual assistance is available when required in emergency situations such as natural disasters, technological hazards, man-made disasters or civil emergency aspects of resource shortages. The members are the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode ...

Road safety campaign reminds New Brunswickers We’re All Traffic

Today marked the official launch of a road safety campaign encouraging drivers and cyclists to share the road. Premier Brian Gallant presented the new campaign to an audience of cyclists outside the legislature.