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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.

Students visit Legislature

Premier Shawn Graham and Family and Community Services Minister Carmel Robichaud met with a grade-four Social Studies class from École CSC La Fontaine in Néguac, accompanied by their teacher Linda Jean.

Young hero visits Legislature

Premier Shawn Graham, left, and Rick Miles (MLA – Fredericton Silverwood), right, met today with four-year-old Xaviar Johnson and his mother Suzannah at the Legislative Assembly. Xaviar is a resident of Fredericton Silverwood and was recognized on the floor of the House for his heroism and bravery. On May 27, ...

Students from La Villa des Amis visit Legislature

Premier Shawn Graham and Claude Landry (MLA-Tracadie-Sheila) met with a group of students in grades 5 and 6 from La Villa des Amis from Tracadie Beach during a visit to the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton. They were accompanied by their teachers, Anne Basque, Caroline Savoie, Teaching Aide Gilles Cormier and ...

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 chairman David Briggs; Agriculture and Aquaculture Minister Ronald Ouellette; Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault, and association general manager ...

Governor General visits Legislature

Governor General Michaëlle Jean and her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond sign the Legislative Assembly guest book during their first official visit to the province. The Governor General also addressed the 53rd Legislative Assembly. Standing: Legislature Speaker Eugene McGinley (left) and Premier Shawn Graham.

Carleton County students visit Legislative Assembly

Premier Shawn Graham met with students from Carleton County recently at the Legislative Assembly. The students were on a visit to Fredericton to observe the legislative proceedings.

Governor General visits New Brunswick

Governor General Michaëlle Jean is on an official visit to New Brunswick this week. The Governor General was accompanied by Premier Shawn Graham and his wife Roxanne Reeves during a welcoming ceremony that included a review of a guard of honour and a 21-gun salute.

Students visit Legislative Assembly

A group of students from James M. Hill Memorial High School from Miramichi visited the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton today. Accompanied by their teachers, Mary Ann Riordon-Barry, Mary Beth Losier, Mike Sonier and bus driver Robert Williamson, the students from grades 9, 11 and 12 are studying fine arts and ...

Students visit Legislative Assembly

A group of 62 students from Ecole Polyvalente A.M. Sormany recently visited the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton. Accompanied by their teacher, Simon Nadeau, the students from grades 11 and 12 are studying political science, economics and the judiciary.

Premier welcomes Excellence in the Arts Awards recipients

Premier Shawn Graham welcomed this year’s recipients of the New Brunswick Arts Board''s Excellence in the Arts Awards at the Legislature on Wednesday, April 18. From left: Luc Michaud; Serge Patrice Thibodeau; Roland Gauvin; Graham; Kathy Hooper; Caleb Marshall; Nilah Lyver; Laurence Hutchman; and Stephen May.

Commemorative ceremony

A commemorative ceremony for the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy was held today at the Legislative Assembly. From left: Lt.Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson, Michael Carr, War Amp Champ, Premier Shawn Graham and Veterans Affairs Minister Greg Thompson.

UNB Varsity Reds visit Legislative Assembly

Premier Shawn Graham welcomed members of the UNB Varsity Reds men''s hockey team to the Legislature today, to recognize their gold-medal win at the recent CIS National Men''s Hockey Championships.

Premier closes budget debate

Premier Shawn Graham closed debate on the 2007-2008 New Brunswick budget.

Team NB athletes visit Legislative Assembly

Members of Team New Brunswick, who participated in the 2007 Canada Winter Games, visited the Legislative Assembly recently. Premier Shawn Graham congratulated the athletes, coaches and mission staff for their efforts.


Chris Collins (right) takes the oath of office as the newly elected MLA for Moncton East. From left: Lt.-Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson; Donald Forestell, Clerk Assistant, Legislative Assembly; Sean Collins, who witnessed his father taking the oath, and Chris Collins.

Reply to Budget Speech

Interim Opposition Leader Jeannot Volpé recently responded to the provincial budget.

Budget Speech

Finance Minister Victor Boudreau recently released the provincial budget for 2007-2008.

Premier Graham welcomes Governor of Maine to New Brunswick

Premier Shawn Graham welcomed to Fredericton today Governor of Maine, John E. Baldacci, left. Governor Baldacci addressed the members of the legislature before heading to Saint John, where he was guest speaker at the Saint John Board of Trade and Enterprise Saint John luncheon.

Speech from the Throne 2007

The Speech from the Throne of the 56th Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick outlined the government's legislative agenda for its first legislative session.

Members elect McGinley as Speaker of the House

As their first order of business, members of the Fifty-Sixth Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick today elected Liberal MLA Eugene McGinley (Grand Lake-Gagetown) to preside over their deliberations as Speaker of the House. Continuing tradition, Premier Shawn Graham and Opposition Leader Jeannot Volpé dragged a 'reluctant' Mr. McGinley to the ...

Tree-lighting ceremony takes place at Legislative Assembly

Despite heavy rain and chilly temperatures, many families and children enjoyed musical entertainment, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus at the annual Christmas-tree-lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 1, at the Legislative Assembly. From left: Lt.-Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson; Nathan Scott, Nashwaaksis Middle School; and Allen Sutherland, Devon Middle ...

Restoration of legislature dome nears completion

The refurbishment of the dome of the Legislative Building is expected to be completed on schedule by early December. The project includes replacement of decayed wood framing and sheathing with new wood construction where required, and replacement of deteriorated galvanized steel cladding with copper.