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Christmas tree lighting ceremony

The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony was held at the legislative assembly on Friday, Dec. 1.

Premier closes throne speech debate

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

Reply to throne speech

Official Opposition Leader Blaine Higgs delivered the reply to the speech from the throne in the legislative assembly today.

Speech from the throne / fourth session of the 58th legislature

The speech from the throne was delivered today in the legislative assembly by Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau.

Re-enactment of 1883 Changing of the Guard ceremony

A Changing of the Guard re-enactment, in commemoration of an 1883 ceremony of Company “A” of the Infantry School Corps, recently took place on the grounds of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, with the guard in period costume.

Legislature lit up in blue

The legislature was lit up in blue Sunday night to mark World Autism Awareness Day, held annually on April 2.

Legislature to light up in blue

The legislature will be lit up in blue on Sunday night to mark World Autism Awareness Day, held annually on April 2. From left: Travis Wolfe, parent; Holly Soucoup, parent; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Danielle Pelletier, owner of Autism Intervention Services; Janet Mitton, a clinical supervisor ...

Christmas tree lighting ceremony held at legislative assembly

The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony took place at the legislative assembly on Friday, Dec. 2.

Premier closes throne speech debate

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

Reply to throne speech

Official Opposition Leader Blaine Higgs delivered the reply to the speech from the throne in the legislative assembly today.

Throne speech prioritizes education

The speech from the throne was read in the legislative assembly on behalf of the government by Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau.

Pride banner raised

The pride banner was raised today at the legislative assembly in recognition of national Pride Month. Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman participated in the event.

Premier closes budget debate

Premier Brian Gallant formally closed the budget debate at the legislative assembly today. The provincial government tabled its 2016-17 provincial budget on Feb. 2 which outlines plans to put the province’s finances on the right track, protect education and health care and invest in job creation.

Official Opposition replies to 2016-17 provincial budget

Quispamsis MLA Blaine Higgs delivered the formal reply of the official Opposition to the 2016-17 provincial budget, released Feb. 2.

Premier closes speech from the throne debate

Premier Brian Gallant closed the throne speech debate at the legislative assembly. Repairing the province’s finances in order to invest in the priorities of New Brunswickers is the major theme of the 2015-16 speech from the throne.

Ministers welcome students from China to the legislative assembly

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle met with 24 Grade 12 students from China and their teachers. The students are in New Brunswick as part of a long-standing partnership between the province and AKD International Inc. This partnership is facilitated by Atlantic Education International Inc. The organization co-ordinates ...

Reply to throne speech

Official Opposition Leader Bruce Fitch delivered the reply to the speech from the throne in the legislative assembly today.

Throne speech / second session of the 58th legislature

The speech from the throne was delivered today in the legislative assembly by Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau.

Christmas tree lighting ceremony to be held at legislative assembly

The public is invited to attend the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the legislative assembly at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4.

First official visit by the secretary general of the International Organization of the Francophonie

The secretary general of the International Organization of La Francophonie, Michaëlle Jean, (right) began her official two-day visit to New Brunswick with an address to the legislative assembly today.

Premier closes budget debate

Premier Brian Gallant formally closed the budget debate at the legislative assembly today. The provincial government tabled its 2015-16 budget on March 31 which focuses on the government’s three key priorities: creating the conditions for job creation, facing the province's fiscal challenges and helping families.

Official Opposition replies to 2015-16 provincial budget

Quispamsis MLA Blaine Higgs delivered the formal reply of the official Opposition to the 2015-16 provincial budget, released March 31, during the first session of the 58th legislature.

Budget faces fiscal challenges, invests in job creation and families

Finance Minister Roger Melanson tabled the provincial government’s 2015-16 budget today which focuses on the government’s three key priorities: creating the conditions for job creation, facing our fiscal challenges and helping families.

Premier closes speech from the throne debate

Premier Brian Gallant closed the throne speech debate at the legislative assembly. Moving New Brunswick forward with a plan to create the right conditions for job growth, a plan to achieve fiscal balance and a plan that will put families and communities back to work are the major themes of ...

Reply to throne speech

Official Opposition Leader Bruce Fitch delivered the Reply to the speech from the throne in the legislative assembly today.

Speech from the throne / first session of the 58th legislature

The speech from the throne was delivered Dec. 3 in the legislative assembly by Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau.

Collins elected as Speaker of the legislative assembly, MLAs sworn in

Following the swearing-in of members in a morning ceremony, the 58th Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick convened its first session Friday afternoon. As their first order of business, the Moncton-Centre MLA Chris Collins was elected to oversee the deliberations of the House as Speaker.

Student Legislative Seminar

Forty-eight students from twenty high schools participated in the 25th annual Student Legislative Seminar, which took place from April 25 to 27. The seminar is a nonpartisan program designed to provide New Brunswick senior high school students with a better understanding of the functions and operations of government in ...

Clara Hughes visits legislative assembly

Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes is currently cycling across the country as part of Clara's Big Ride. The 110-day tour across Canada will visit every province and territory in Canada to grow awareness and action in mental health as well as help end the stigma around mental illness. On Tuesday, April ...

Premier closes budget debate

Premier David Alward formally closed the budget debate at the legislative assembly today. The provincial government tabled its 2014-15 capital and operating budgets on Feb. 4. They reduce the provincial deficit, freeze taxes and provide strategic investments in programs, infrastructure and innovation.

Student leaders meet with premier, MLAs

Student leaders met with Premier David Alward, Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Jody Carr and MLAs in Fredericton to discuss their priorities for post-secondary education. From left: Carr; Melissa O'Rourke; Greg Bailey; Elizabeth Murphy; Ben Whitney; Luke Robertson; Matthew Ranson; Annie Sherry; Andrew Russell, and Alward.

Official Opposition replies to 2014-15 provincial budget

Dieppe-Centre – Lewisville MLA Roger Melanson delivered the formal reply of the official Opposition to the 2014-15 provincial budget, released Feb. 4 during the fourth session of the 57th legislature.

2014-15 budget freezing taxes, reducing deficit, making strategic investments

The provincial government tabled its 2014-15 capital and operating budgets today. They reduce the provincial deficit, freeze taxes and provide strategic investments in programs, infrastructure and innovation. Finance Minister Blaine Higgs is shown presenting the 20014-15 budget speech in the legislative assembly.

Address in reply to the speech from the throne delivered to lieutenant-governor

Premier David Alward presented an address in reply to the speech from the throne to Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas at the legislative assembly in Fredericton. From left: Dale Graham, speaker of the legislative assembly; Saint John East MLA Glen Tait, mover of the motion for an address at the opening of ...

Premier closes speech from the throne debate

Premier David Alward closed the speech from the throne debate in the legislative assembly today. The speech, which opened the fourth session of the 57th legislature, details the legislative and policy agenda of the provincial government for the next year as it continues to rebuild New Brunswick, its economy and ...

Reply to Throne Speech

Official Opposition Leader Brian Gallant delivered the reply to the throne speech in the Legislative Assembly.

Speech from the throne / fourth session of the 57th legislature

New Brunswick is at a crossroads, and it will take strong leadership and co-operation to move forward confidently in strengthening the economy through resource development, making strategic investments and managing responsibly for the future. This was the major theme in the 2013-14 speech from the throne, delivered today by Lt.-Gov. ...

Portrait of former Lieutenant-Governor unveiled

The portrait of former Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson was recently unveiled at the Legislative Assembly. From left: Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Dale Graham; Herménégilde Chiasson; and Marcia Babineau.

New conflict of interest commissioner sworn in

Alfred R. Landry has been sworn in as the new conflict of interest commissioner in New Brunswick, succeeding Patrick A.A. Ryan. From left: Dale Graham, speaker of the legislative assembly; Ryan; Landry; and Ernest Drapeau, chief justice of New Brunswick.

Alberta premier visits New Brunswick

Premier David Alward welcomed Alberta Premier Alison Redford to the legislative assembly on Friday, June 7. Redford was in New Brunswick to promote the economic benefits of a west-east pipeline.

Premier closes budget debate

Premier David Alward closed debate on the 2013-14 provincial budget.

Reply to Budget

Hédard Albert, Finance Critic delivered the reply to the 2013-2014 budget in the Legislative Assembly.

Budget 2013-2014

Finance Minister Blaine Higgs delivered the 2013-2014 New Brunswick budget in the Legislative Assembly.

Closing Throne Speech Debate

Premier David Alward closed debate on the Throne Speech at the legislative assembly, Dec. 7, 2012.

Reply to Throne Speech

Official Opposition Leader Victor Boudreau delivered the reply to the throne speech in the Legislative Assembly.

Speech from the throne / third session of the 57th legislature

Rebuilding New Brunswick through innovation in economic development, health and senior care, education, community protection and development, and streamlining government are the major themes of the 2012-13 speech from the throne. The address, delivered by Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas, opened the third session of the 57th legislature. He is shown delivering ...

Speech from the throne / third session of the 57th legislature

Rebuilding New Brunswick through innovation in economic development, health and senior care, education, community protection and development, and streamlining government are the major themes of the 2012-13 speech from the throne. The address, delivered by Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas, opened the third session of the 57th legislature. Premier David Alward is ...

New Rothesay MLA sworn into office

Hugh John (Ted) Flemming III took the oath of office as the new Member of the legislative assembly for Rothesay on July 17. From left: Premier David Alward and Flemming during the swearing-in ceremony.

New lighting unveiled at Parliament Square

The history of the legislative assembly came to life as the new lighting at Parliament Square was turned on in a ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, June 13. Dale Graham, speaker of the legislative assembly, hosted Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas, Premier David Alward, MLAs and others at the ceremony, held ...

New lighting to be unveiled at Parliament Square to mark Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

New lighting at Parliament Square, in front of the legislative assembly, will be unveiled on the evening of Wednesday, June 13, in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. The enhanced illumination of Parliament Square is part of the Legislative Assembly Building Long Term Restoration Plan. The lighting was ...

Premier closes budget debate

Premier David Alward closed debate on the 2012-13 provincial budget.

Reply to Budget

Donald Arseneault, Finance Critic delivered the reply to the 2012-2013 budget in the Legislative Assembly.

Budget 2012-2013

Finance Minister Blaine Higgs delivered the 2012-2013 New Brunswick budget in the Legislative Assembly.

Book of Congratulations available to public during Diamond Jubilee year

A Book of Congratulations will be available to the public to provide an opportunity to offer congratulations and best wishes to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to the throne. The book will be available at Government House, 51 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton, during regular ...

Flag-raising ceremony held to mark Diamond Jubilee

A special flag standard was raised this morning in front of the legislative assembly to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to the throne on Feb. 6, 1952.

Closing Throne Speech Debate

Premier David Alward closed debate on the Throne Speech at the legislative assembly, Dec. 2, 2011.

MLAs support 'Movember' prostate cancer campaign

MLAs gathered at the legislative assembly to cap the 'Movember' campaign to raise awareness of and funding for prostate cancer. Male MLAs grew moustaches throughout November to highlight the campaign. They were joined in this photo opportunity by female MLAs, who appeared with them in solidarity in the fight against ...

Reply to Throne Speech

Official Opposition Leader Victor Boudreau delivered the reply to the throne speech in the Legislative Assembly.

Speech from the throne highlights / second session of 57th legislature

The 2011-12 speech from the throne sets out an agenda for the coming year that continues the work being done to change the culture of government. Delivered by Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas, the speech opened the second session of the 57th legislature.

Building Restoration

Phase 5 of the Restoration of the Main Legislative Building’s Historic Masonry and New Copper Roofing continues on schedule, and will include a restored southeast atrium entrance and library courtyard upgrades.

Premier closes budget debate

Premier David Alward closed debate on the 2011-12 provincial budget.

Reply to Budget

Donald Arseneault, Finance Critic delivered the reply to the 2011-2012 budget in the Legislative Assembly.

Budget Speech 2011-2012

Finance Minister Blaine Higgs tabled the provincial government's 2011-12 budget today in the legislative assembly.

Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the legislative assembly

Attending the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the legislative assembly on Dec. 3 included, from left: Dale Graham, Speaker; Premier David Alward; Rhonda Alward; Elizabeth Nicholas; and Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas.

Closing Throne Speech Debate

Premier David Alward closed debate on the Throne Speech at the legislative assembly, Dec. 3, 2010.

Christmas tree lighting ceremony to be held at the legislative assembly

The public is invited to attend the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the legislative assembly at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3.

Reply to Throne Speech

Official Opposition Leader Victor Boudreau delivered the reply to the 2010-2011 throne speech in the Legislative Assembly.

Lieutenant-governor delivers Speech from the Throne

Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas delivers the 2010 Speech from the Throne and officially opens the first session of the 57th Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick.

Inspects honour guard

Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas receives military honours and inspects the honour guard prior to the official opening of the first session of the 57th Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick.

Reluctant Speaker

Premier David Alward (PC-Woodstock) and Denis Landry (Liberal, Centre-Péninsule–Saint-Sauveur) drag the reluctant Speaker Dale Graham (PC-Carleton) to the Throne to assume the position of Speaker of the 57th Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick.

Takes Oath

Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas (left) administers the oath of office to David Alward (MLA-Woodstock) who becomes the 42nd premier of New Brunswick. Assisting in the ceremony is Donald Forestell, clerk assistant, Legislative Assembly.

MLA Swearing-in Ceremony

Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas administered the oath of office to the new members of the Legislative Assembly in the presence of members, invited guests and family members on Oct. 12.

Full, transparent debate of government's energy plan

The provincial government will call for a full debate in the legislative assembly on legislation to implement the energy agreement between New Brunswick and Quebec. Energy Minister Jack Keir and Government House Leader Greg Byrne made the announcement today. From left: Byrne; and Keir.

Premier Closes Budget Debate

Premier Shawn Graham closed debate on the 2010-2011 New Brunswick budget.

Reply to Budget

Bruce Fitch, Finance Critic delivered the reply to the 2010-2011 budget in the Legislative Assembly.

Finance minister delivers budget speech

Finance Minister Greg Byrne delivered the 2010-2011 budget speech today at the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton.

Closing Throne Speech Debate

Premier Shawn Graham closed debate on the Throne Speech at the Legislative Assembly, Nov. 27, 2009.

Reply to Throne Speech

Official Opposition Leader David Alward delivered the reply to the 2009-2010 throne speech in the Legislative Assembly.

Throne speech / Fourth session of 56th Legislative Assembly

Seizing opportunities to lower energy rates in New Brunswick, reducing poverty while empowering people and creating jobs, enhancing health and senior care, promoting literacy, and positioning the province for significant economic growth were among the themes in the 2009-10 throne speech delivered by Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas during the opening of ...

Premier Closes Budget Debate

Premier Shawn Graham closed debate on the 2009-2010 New Brunswick budget.

Reply to Budget

Official Opposition Leader David Alward delivered the reply to the 2009-2010 budget in the Legislative Assembly.

Finance minister delivers budget speech

Finance Minister Victor Boudreau delivered the 2009-2010 budget speech today at the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton. 

Provincial Christmas tree officially lit

Hundreds of people braved chilly temperatures to enjoy musical entertainment, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus at the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at the Legislative Assembly.

Closing Throne Speech Debate

Premier Shawn Graham closed debate on the Throne Speech at the Legislative Assembly, Dec. 5, 2008.

Reply to Throne Speech

David Alward, Leader of the Official Opposition

Throne speech / Third session of 56th Legislative Assembly

Keeping commitments, carefully managing through the current economic downturn, and a renewed focus on and commitment to achieving self-sufficiency were the primary themes of today's speech from the throne that opened the third session of the 56th Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick.

New MLA signs register

Jack Carr (seated) signs the register as new MLA for New Maryland-Sunbury West, following a ceremony at the legislature. Lt.-Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson (left) presided.

Legislature committee releases final report on wellness

The final report of the legislature''s Select Committee on Wellness, Wellness...we each have a role to play - Individuals, communities, stakeholders and government, was released today in Fredericton. From left: Committee members Bernard LeBlanc, Paul Robichaud, Bruce Fitch, Chris Collins (chair), Brian Kenny, L. Joan MacAlpine-Stiles, Rick Brewer, ...

Maple syrup products at Legislative Assembly

Members of the New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association were hosted recently at the Legislative Assembly, where MLAs and staff were presented with maple syrup products. From left: New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association general manager Yvon Poitras presents the association’s new recipe booklet to Agriculture and Aquaculture Minister Ronald Ouellette; Natural ...

April 21 is Lions Appreciation Day

Premier Shawn Graham declared April 21, 2008 Lions Appreciation Day in New Brunswick, in honour and recognition of the work of the Lions Clubs of New Brunswick and around the world. A number of members from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and parts of Maine visited the Legislative Assembly today.

Premier Closes Budget Debate

Premier Shawn Graham closed debate on the 2008-2009 New Brunswick budget.

Reply to Budget Speech

Opposition Leader Jeannot Volpé responded to the provincial budget.

Finance minister delivers budget speech

Finance Minister Victor Boudreau delivered a balanced budget, with no tax increases, today at the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton.

Tree-lighting ceremony at Legislative Assembly

Lt.-Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson and his wife Marcia Babineau, along with Premier Shawn Graham and his wife Roxanne Reeves, recently took part in the tree-lighting ceremony at the Legislative Assembly.

Close of Throne Speech Debate

Premier Shawn Graham closed debate on the Throne Speech at the Legislative Assembly, Dec. 7, 2007.

Reply to Throne Speech

Opposition Leader Jeannot Volpé delivered the Reply to the Speech from the Throne in the Legislature Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007.

Members elect Roy Boudreau as Speaker of the House

Members of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick today elected Liberal MLA Roy Boudreau (Campbellton-Restigouche Centre) to preside over their deliberations as Speaker of the House. Continuing tradition, Premier Shawn Graham and Hampton-Kings MLA Bev Harrison dragged a 'reluctant' Boudreau to the throne where he returned thanks for his election. ...

Speech from the Throne 2007- 08

The speech from the throne of the second session of the 56th Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick outlined the government's legislative agenda.

Britannia sculpture lowered from legislature as part of refurbishment work

The sculpture Britannia, which has stood at the top of the central north entrance pediment of the Legislative Assembly building for over 125 years, was recently removed as part of an ongoing refurbishment of the building. The sculpture had to be removed so that the pediment could be reinforced, as ...

Prime Minister Harper visits Legislature

Premier Shawn Graham and Prime Minister Stephen Harper met today at the New Brunswick Legislature and discussed the Province''s self-sufficiency agenda.