New Brunswick Multimedia New Brunswick Multimedia More students to visit legislature through Canada 150 initiative A new Canada 150 initiative to support citizenship education will encourage class visits to Fredericton, where students can tour the legislature and, when possible, observe the house in session. Photo shows a Grade 5 class from École L’Envolée in Shippagan with Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny, back, along with teachers and chaperones. 2017111700:00:00 Investment in First Nations economic development initiatives The provincial and federal governments have made a two-year funding commitment to the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI), which aims to strengthen entrepreneurship and economic development opportunities for First Nations. From left: Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for aboriginal affairs; JEDI president Alex Dedam; Lynn Poole-Hughes, CEO of JEDI; Tobique-Mactaquac MP T.J. Harvey; and deputy premier Stephen Horsman. 2017111700:00:00 Lebanese flag raised Members of New Brunswick’s Lebanese community, along with Speaker of the legislative assembly Chris Collins and deputy premier Stephen Horsman, participated in raising the Lebanese flag at the legislative assembly, this week, in recognition of Lebanon’s Independence Day, which takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 22. 2017111700:00:00 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 Rogers; and Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold. 2017111400:00:00 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 the Royal Regiment of the Canadian Artillery School. 2017110700:00:00 Antonine Maillet promoted to rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit Acadian author and playwright Antonine Maillet received one of France’s highest honours, the rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit. From left: secretary general of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, Michaëlle Jean; Maillet; and French Secretary of State to the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne. 2017110700:00:00 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. 2017110700:00:00 Agreement with Southeast Regional Service Commission The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Southeast Regional Service Commission aimed at encouraging collaboration among partners in the region to address workforce, infrastructure and other challenges. From left: Yvon Lapierre, chair of the Southeast Regional Services Commission, and Finance Minister Cathy Rogers. 2017110700:00:00 Agreement with Chaleur Regional Service Commission The provincial government signed a memorandum of understanding today with the Chaleur Regional Service Commission that encourages collaboration among partners to help grow the local economy. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; commission chair Jean-Guy Grant; and , Chair, Chaleur Regional Service Commission, and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry. 2017110600:00:00 2016-17 Excellence in Education Awards (francophone sector) Five teachers and three early childhood educators in the francophone sector have received the Excellence in Education Award in recognition of their exceptional work over the 2016-17 school year. Standing, from left: Carmène Duguay; Anne Louise Dubé; Akémi Takatsuka; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Sylvie Lang; Nathalie Allain; and Rolande Dubé. Seated, from left: France Bossé and Michelle Losier Roy. 2017110600:00:00 Premier closes throne speech debate Premier Brian Gallant closed the throne speech debate at the legislative assembly today. 2017110300:00:00 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. 2017110200:00:00 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. 2017110200:00:00 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 Sergeant Paul Battiste, from the Fredericton Police Force; and Cpl. Taylor Baird from the Gagetown Military Police. 2017110200:00:00 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 student at the centre; Norma Dubé, board member of the centre and the Fergusson Foundation; Anne Crocker of the centre and the foundation; Cathy Holtman, director of the centre; Landry; Rina Arseneault, associate director of the centre; and Danie Gagnon and Linda Nielson, researchers with the centre. 2017110100:00:00 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. 2017103100:00:00 2017111700:00:00