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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 ...

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.

Release of New Brunswick Family Plan report on supporting those with addictions and mental health challenges

The provincial government has released a report on supporting those with addictions and mental health challenges. The report stems from the stakeholder engagement process to develop the New Brunswick Family Plan. From left: Debbie McInnis, United Way; Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Kristen Barnes, Canadian Mental ...

May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Premier Brian Gallant, who is also minister responsible for Women’s Equality, is encouraging New Brunswickers to seek opportunities for awareness and education during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. From left: Jennifer Richard, director of community development at the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre; Gallant; and Lorraine Whalley, executive director of the centre.

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. From left: Health Minister Victor Boudreau; Annie Boucher LeBlanc, a cancer survivor and volunteer at Bladder Cancer Canada; and Premier Brian Gallant.

Government hosts gender equality Economic Opportunities Summit

An Economic Opportunities Summit on gender equality at work was held on Monday. Premier Brian Gallant participated.

Investment in early learning and child care

The provincial government is investing $1 million to support the Early Learning and Child Care Trust Fund. Participating in the announcement at Wee College in Moncton were Premier Brian Gallant and Finance Minister Cathy Rogers, who is also minister responsible for literacy.

NB Power exploring potential for second hydro station at Grand Falls

NB Power has begun environmental and geotechnical studies and site testing to explore the potential for generating more clean energy with a new 100-megawatt generating station in Grand Falls beside the existing station. From left: Mel Morin, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 37; Grand Falls Mayor Marcel Deschênes; Gaëtan ...

Premier meets with Canada’s ambassador to the United States

Premier Brian Gallant and members of cabinet met with David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the United States. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Gallant; Economic Development Minister Francine Landry; MacNaughton; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Health ...

Investment made in early literacy programs

The provincial government is investing more than $140,000 to help families encourage a love of reading at an early age. Premier Brian Gallant highlighted the programs in conjunction with New Brunswick Literacy Day. Back row, from left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Gallant; and Finance Minister Cathy Rogers, who is also ...

Schools which will offer early French immersion announced

Early French immersion will be offered at 67 schools around the province in September, including at six schools where immersion is not currently being offered. Premier Brian Gallant joined students at Minto Elementary Middle School to make the announcement.

Opportunities created by federal budget among issues to be discussed by premiers

Premier Brian Gallant is meeting with his Atlantic counterparts in Saint John yesterday and today to discuss job creation, economic growth and other issues of importance to New Brunswickers. Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan is participating by teleconference. From left: Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball; Nova Scotia Premier ...

Grand Bay-Westfield to celebrate New Brunswick Day early

The New Brunswick Day celebrations are starting early this year in recognition of Canada 150. The province will host an early celebration in Grand Bay-Westfield on Saturday, July 8. From left: Grand Bay-Westfield Mayor Grace Losier; and Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet.

Premier visits school to see work of numeracy leads

Premier Brian Gallant visited Forest Hill Elementary School today to see first-hand how numeracy leads are working to improve educational outcomes.

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.