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Improved access to physicians in Saint John region

A total of 52 new physicians have been hired in the Saint John region since September 2014. From left: Robert Mackinnon, vice-president, University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus; Dr. Julius Poon, thoracic surgeon; Dr. Margot Burnell, chief of staff for the Saint John area, Horizon Health Network; Saint John ...

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.

Investments in St. Stephen wharf

Almost $1.15 million will be invested to restore the Lighthouse Town Wharf, a popular tourist attraction and gathering place in St. Stephen. From left: Premier Brian Gallant; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig; and St. Stephen Mayor Allan MacEachern.

New member of Executive Council sworn in

In a ceremony in Balmoral, Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau swore in Gilles LePage as minister of labour, employment and population growth. The new portfolio was created to better partner with the labour movement, workers and employers in ensuring New Brunswick has the workforce to fill jobs needed to grow the ...

New member of Executive Council sworn in

In a ceremony in Cocagne, Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau swore in Benoît Bourque as minister of health today. Bourque is one of three new members sworn into Executive Council as part of changes announced on Sept. 5. From left: Roy Vienneau; Judy Wagner, clerk of the Executive Council; Bourque; and ...

Investment in botanical garden improvements

The provincial government is investing almost $650,000 in the New Brunswick Botanical Garden as part of an increased focus on the tourism sector. From left: André Leclerc and Jean Aucoin of the botanical garden; Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard; Premier Brian Gallant; and Economic Development Minister Francine Landry.

New member of Executive Council sworn in

In a ceremony in Florenceville-Bristol, Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau swore in Andrew Harvey as minister of agriculture, mines and rural affairs today. The new portfolio will focus on job creation and growth in the traditional industries in rural New Brunswick. Standing, from left: Roy Vienneau; Premier Brian Gallant; and Judy ...

Premier, incoming ministers speak with reporters

Premier Brian Gallant and three incoming members of cabinet spoke with news media today in Fredericton. From left: Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister-designate Andrew Harvey; Gallant; Health Minister-designate Benoît Bourque; and Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister-designate Gilles LePage.

Children and families to benefit from improved early learning and child care

The federal and provincial governments have signed a three-year, bilateral early learning and child care agreement, under which the federal government will invest close to $30 million to improve early learning and child care for preschool-aged children in the province. The province will contribute $41 million for a total of ...

Agreement in principle to redevelop former Moncton High School

The provincial government has reached an agreement in principle to see the former Moncton High School saved and redeveloped, without demolition of the building while also maintaining the auditorium and gymnasium for community use. From left: Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Bernard LeBlanc; Ross Carpenter, vice-president of operations at Heritage Developments; Chris Collins, ...

Investment in restoring bus service to province’s southwest

The provincial government is investing $500,000 to help provide affordable bus transportation through a community led pilot project in southwestern New Brunswick. From left: Mike Cassidy, president of Maritime Bus; Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet; Premier Brian Gallant; Stan Choptiany, Southwest New Brunswick Transit Authority president; Tourism, Heritage ...

Team New Brunswick prepares for Canada Games

Premier Brian Gallant expressed his best wishes to some members of Team New Brunswick who will be participating at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Premier meets with counterparts in Alberta

Premier Brian Gallant joined his counterparts from across the country in Edmonton July 18-19 for the summer meeting of the Council of the Federation. From left: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Gallant.

Marketing analytics consulting firm to create jobs in Saint John

Cardinal Path, a marketing analytics consulting firm, expects to create up to 100 full-time positions in Saint John over the next five years with support from the provincial government. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty; Alex Langshur, founder and co-CEO of Cardinal Path; ...

TD to create up to 575 jobs in Moncton with new business services centre

TD will open a new business services centre in Moncton in 2019, which will create up to 575 full-time jobs over a six-year period. From left: Jean Paul Robicheau, vice-president of investment attraction at Opportunities NB; Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB; Frank ...

Investment of $10 million to address generational poverty in Saint John

The provincial government is investing $10 million over five years to create a fund aimed at ending generational poverty in Saint John. From left: David Alston and Donna Gates of Living SJ; Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Paula Hicks of Living SJ; Premier Brian Gallant; and Service New Brunswick Minister ...

Premier meets with special envoy on trade and softwood lumber

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. From left: Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also minister responsible for trade policy; Wilkins; and Gallant.

Partnership helping to develop cybersecurity industry

The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), through a partnership with IBM, is helping to develop the province’s cybersecurity workforce. From left: Dwight Spencer, IBM; Heather Stapleton, IBM; Premier Brian Gallant; David Shipley, UNB; Derek Lohnes, IBM and Ali Ghorbani, UNB.

New Brunswick Family Plan report on reducing poverty released

The provincial government has released a report on reducing poverty, which stems from the New Brunswick Family Plan’s stakeholder engagement process. From left: Premier Brian Gallant; Donna Gates, executive director of Living SJ; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for the Economic and Social Inclusion ...

Manufacturing company expands, creates new jobs in Edmundston

International manufacturing firm IPL is expanding its Edmundston operations with support from the provincial government. The expansion will create up to 10 new jobs. From left: Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard; Premier Brian Gallant; Luis de Jesus, IPL president and CEO; Pierre Hébert, director at IPL; and Economic Development Minister Francine ...

Funding to expand adoption program

The provincial government is providing an additional $82,000 to help expand a program that supports adoptive families. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement today at the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation's annual luncheon. From left: Gallant; and Colin Kennedy Robichaud, co-chair of the luncheon.

Health research chair on cannabis established at STU

Premier Brian Gallant joined representatives from St. Thomas University, Shoppers Drug Mart and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation to announce the establishment of a health research chair on cannabis at the university. From left: Dr. Bruno Battistini, the foundation’s president, CEO and scientific director; Jeff Leger, executive vice-president of ...

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.

New Brunswick Family Plan report on advancing women’s equality

The provincial government has released a report on advancing women’s equality stemming from the stakeholder engagement process to develop the New Brunswick Family Plan. From left: Rina Arseneault, assistant director, Muriel McQueen Ferguson Centre; Beth Lyons, executive director, New Brunswick Women's Council; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Jewell Mitchell, executive director, ...

Premier meets with Xerox Canada’s president

Premier Brian Gallant met with Xerox Canada’s president John Corley today to discuss growth potential for the company in Saint John. From left: Martin Bachant, senior vice-president of sales operations, Xerox Canada; Gallant; and Corley.