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Club Auto to create up to 150 jobs in Moncton

Club Auto, a customer experience management company within the automotive sector, has opened a business services centre in Moncton and will create up to 150 jobs over the next five years with support from the provincial government. From left: Premier Brian Gallant; Club Auto CEO Sean Grasby; Finance Minister Cathy ...

Governor General’s first official visit to New Brunswick

The first official provincial visit by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette was to New Brunswick today. Payette’s welcome to the legislative assembly included an inspection of a 100-person honour guard of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment (5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown), and a 21-gun salute fired by ...

Premier closes throne speech debate

Premier Brian Gallant closed the throne speech debate at the legislative assembly today.

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

Premier Brian Gallant, who is also the minister responsible for women’s equality, signed a declaration designating November as Family Violence Prevention Month in New Brunswick. From left: Rebecca Francis, executive director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation; Gallant; and Tim McCluskey, president of the foundation.

Funding committed for new provincial museum

The government is committing $50 million toward construction of a new provincial museum in uptown Saint John. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Shannon Merrifield, chair of the museum’s board of directors; Premier Brian Gallant; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long.

Collaborative agreement to reduce MRI wait times in Moncton

Horizon Health Network and Vitalité Health Network have entered into an agreement that will improve access to MRI services in the Greater Moncton region. From left: Gary Foley, vice-president of professional services, Horizon Health Network; Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Johanne Roy, vice-president of clinical services, Vitalité Health Network; Premier ...

Visit by ambassador of Nepal

Deputy premier Stephen Horsman met today with Nepal’s ambassador to Canada, Kali Prasad Pokhrel.

Bell Canada to create up to 150 jobs in Fredericton

Bell Canada, with support from the provincial government, is establishing a National Service Centre in Fredericton that will create up to 150 full-time jobs over the next five years. From left: Opportunities NB CEO Stephen Lund; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Glen LeBlanc, Bell’s chief financial officer and vice-chair of Bell ...

Pronto Canada Ltd. to open North American information technology headquarters in Saint John

Pronto Canada Ltd., a home repair company, is establishing its information technology headquarters for North American operations in Saint John and creating 20 jobs with support from the provincial government. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Elad Shalom, chief technology officer, Pronto; Saint John Harbour MLA Ed Doherty; and ...

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 ...

Premier meets with Alibaba president

Premier Brian Gallant (left) met with Michael Evans, the president of Alibaba Group, one of the world’s largest online e-commerce businesses, while in Toronto on Monday.

Financial technology company to create up to 125 jobs in Moncton

Dream Payments, a Toronto-based financial technology company, will create up to 125 new full-time positions in Moncton. From left: Opportunities NB CEO Stephen Lund; Dream Payments chief marketing officer Christian Ali; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Dream Payments CEO Brent Ho-Young; and Premier Brian Gallant.

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.