Government of New Brunswick - Executive Council Office - Latest News Government of New Brunswick - Executive Council Office - Latest News en Economic Growth Plan to incorporate marijuana sector The provincial government has identified medicinal and recreational marijuana services and products as key opportunities for growing the provincial economy. Fri, 24 March 2017 14:41:00 AST Government to act on recommendations of the electoral reform commission The provincial government announced today its response to the Commission on Electoral Reform to improve the way the legislature works and increase participation in the democratic process. Thu, 23 March 2017 14:05:00 AST Government encourages recruitment of more female candidates The formula for public financing of political parties will be amended to provide an incentive for parties to recruit more female candidates. Wed, 22 March 2017 11:05:00 AST Public meetings scheduled in response to ice storm Public meetings are being held the first week of April as part of a post-action review report of the ice storm that hit the province in January. Tue, 21 March 2017 14:32:00 AST Voting age to remain unchanged for Sept. 24, 2018 general election The provincial government will not act on a recommendation to lower the voting age unless the idea is approved by New Brunswickers during a referendum at the next municipal election after the Sept. 24, 2018 general election. Mon, 20 March 2017 11:49:00 AST Fri, 24 March 2017 14:41:00 AST