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Investment to host 2017 major junior hockey draft in Saint John

The provincial government is investing $20,000 toward the cost of hosting the 2017 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League annual session and entry draft in Saint John this June. From left: Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long; Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart; Saint John Sea Dogs mascot Fleaburn; Premier Brian Gallant; Tom ...

Small business income tax will be cut on April 1, the third rate cut in three years

On April 1 the small business income tax rate will be cut to three per cent. This is the third cut to this rate since Jan. 1, 2015. From left: Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; David Shin and Ellen Shin, owners of Café C’est La Vie; and Premier Brian Gallant.

Edmundston to host official New Brunswick Day celebration

The City of Edmundston has been chosen to host the province’s official 2017 New Brunswick Day celebrations on Monday, Aug. 7. From left: Premier Brian Gallant; Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard; and Economic Development Minister Francine Landry.

Premier concludes trip to Boston

Representatives of New Brunswick’s fish and seafood industry have wrapped up a trade trip to Boston, where the province’s products were featured before more than 20,000 buyers. Premier Brian Gallant, along with Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet, led several companies in a delegation to Seafood Expo North America, ...

National Immunization Poster Contest winners

Premier Brian Gallant and Health Minister Victor Boudreau met with two young New Brunswickers who were winners in Immunize Canada’s 2016 National Immunization Poster Contest. From left: Isabella Quinn, national contest winner; Gallant; Cindy Guan, New Brunswick prize winner; and Boudreau. The contest encourages students to understand the importance of ...

Province to participate in Boston seafood show

Several New Brunswick companies will join a delegation led by Premier Brian Gallant and Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet to participate in North America’s largest seafood show. Doucet recently visited the packing floor at True North Salmon of Black’s Harbour. True North Salmon will be part of the ...

Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre officially opens

The grand opening of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre took place today. From left: Michelle Pittman, RN; Aisha Fahmy, RN; Premier Brian Gallant and Melodie Austin, RN.

Investment in Edmundston jobs

The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour is investing $1,298,431 through the Youth Employment Fund, One Job Pledge and Workforce Expansion programs to support jobs in the Edmundston region. From left: Elaine Albert, general manager of Centre plein air Mont Farlagne; Daniel Gaudreau, manager of pperations, Centre plein air ...

Fredericton company to create 50 new jobs

Quick Service Software, a Fredericton-based software company, is expanding and creating 50 new full-time positions. From left: Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities NB; Greg Noel, chief operations officer of Quick Service Software; Dave Jones, president and CEO of Quick Service Software; Premier Brian Gallant; Kenichiro Kamo, general manager of AVC ...

New Brunswick demonstrates leadership bringing Cyber Essentials to Canada

Small and medium-sized businesses in Canada will soon have a new tool to help them mitigate cyberattacks, resulting in 50 tech support jobs in New Brunswick over the next three years. From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Premier Brian Gallant; John Lyons, president of Cyber Essentials Direct Ltd.; Stephen Lund, ...

Geographic place names changed as part of Black History Compilation Project

The provincial government has changed five geographic place names in Saint John and Grand Bay-Westfield as part of the Black History Compilation Project. Back row, from left: Grand Bay-Westfield Mayor Grace Losier; Premier Brian Gallant; New Brunswick Black History Society programs co-ordinator Ralph Thomas; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty; ...

Comprehensive literacy strategy launched

Premier Brian Gallant unveiled Unleashing the power of literacy: New Brunswick’s Comprehensive Literacy Strategy at the Edith Cavell School in Moncton today.

Family Plan summit held on supporting those with mental health challenges

Premier Brian Gallant participated in Moncton in the New Brunswick Family Plan summit on supporting those with mental health challenges.

Tuition relief for the middle class announced

Premier Brian Gallant announced a new post-secondary education grant program, Tuition Relief for the Middle Class (TRMC) today.

Investment of $35 million at Moncton Hospital

The provincial government will invest nearly $35 million in the Moncton Hospital. From left: Chris Collins, Speaker of the legislative assembly; Karen McGrath, president and CEO of Horizon Health Network; Premier Brian Gallant; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; and Health Minister Victor Boudreau.

Government, First Nations reach agreement to advance Sisson Mine project

The provincial government and New Brunswick’s six Maliseet First Nations have reached an accommodation agreement concerning the development of the Sisson Mine. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement today.

Investment of $200 million for hospital expansion

An estimated $200 million will be invested in an expansion of the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton. From left: Carol Reimer, member of Horizon Health Network board of directors; deputy premier Stephen Horsman and Premier Brian Gallant.

Investment of $90 million in renovations at Saint John Regional Hospital

Premier Brian Gallant announced an estimated $90 million will be invested in the Saint John Regional Hospital, today in Saint John. The investments will cover the redesign and redevelopment of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), surgical and oncology units. From left: Karen McGrath, CEO of Horizon Health Network; Service New ...

Focus on those without power and supporting New Brunswickers in need

Lt.-Gen. Stephen Bowes, left, of the Canadian Joint Operations Command met with Premier Brian Gallant during a visit in Lamèque.

Premier addresses stakeholders on development of family plan

Premier Brian Gallant addressed stakeholders on the development of the New Brunswick Family Plan today in Moncton. From left: Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Gallant; and Finance Minister Cathy Rogers.

Premier launches New Brunswick Family Plan Framework

Premier Brian Gallant has announced a new framework and stakeholder engagement process to develop the New Brunswick Family Plan.

New business services centre to open in Edmundston

Sears Canada is opening a business services centre in Edmundston this spring, creating 180 new jobs. From left: Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities NB; Leigh Lampert, vice-president, strategic objectives, Sears Canada; Premier Brian Gallant; Economic Development Francine Landry, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB; and Edmundston Mayor Cyrille ...

Federal and provincial governments help grow the economy by committing $272-million to make Route 11 safer, more efficient

The federal and provincial governments will invest $272 million to improve safety, travel and trade on Route 11. From left: Miramichi-Grand Lake MP Pat Finnigan; Kent South MLA Benoît Bourque; Dominic LeBlanc, federal minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard; Premier Brian Gallant; Kent North MLA Bertrand LeBlanc; ...

Minimum wage to increase in April

The provincial government reiterated its commitment today to increase the minimum wage from $10.65 per hour to $11 per hour. The increase, announced at Frank’s Finer Diner in Fredericton, will take effect on April 1. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; diner employee Karen Tims; Premier ...

Centennial Building renovation and new courthouse plans revealed

The Centennial Building in Fredericton will undergo a major restoration and a new courthouse will be built on the same parcel of land to maximize the use of provincial government building space. From left: Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey; Deputy Premier Stephen Horsman; Premier Brian Gallant; and Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien.