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Illumination in gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The portico of the legislative assembly building will be lit in gold beginning at dusk on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and to honour those who have been affected by pediatric cancers.

Select committee on cannabis releases report

The legislature’s select committee on cannabis, which is comprised of government members and opposition members, has released its final report.

The 2017 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick announced

The names of the 2017 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick were announced today as part of the official New Brunswick Day celebrations in Edmundston.

Select committee on cannabis preparing for public consultations

The legislature’s select committee on cannabis, which is comprised of government members and opposition members, has scheduled public consultations on the legalization of recreational cannabis.

Families, education and economy focus of third session of the 58th legislative assembly

The third session of the 58th Legislative Assembly closed today with 63 bills passed and a focus on families, education and the economy.

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.

House leader announces priorities for legislative session

The legislative assembly will reconvene on Tuesday, Jan. 31, after having adjourned Dec. 16.

Two offices to be given gender-neutral names

Legislation was introduced today that will have the Office of the Rentalsman become the Residential Tenancies Tribunal, and the Office of the Ombudsman become Ombud New Brunswick.

Three legislative officers nominated

The provincial government today nominated three legislative officers and introduced legislation to implement recommendations of the Levert Report relating to the duties of legislative officers.

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. 2.

Legislature to be illuminated in red for countdown to Canada 150

The legislative assembly building will be illuminated in red on the evening of Nov. 12, marking 50 days to go until the year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Throne speech prioritizes education

The provincial government announced in its throne speech today its intention to continue delivering on the three priorities set by New Brunswickers: economic growth, education and health care, with a special focus on education.

Mover and seconder named for speech from the throne

The names of the mover and seconder for the speech from the throne were announced today by Government House Leader Rick Doucet.

Select committee on climate change releases final report

A document entitled New Brunswickers’ Response to Climate Change was released today as the final report of the select committee on climate change.

Legislative calendar released for 2016-17

The provincial government has laid out its proposed legislative calendar for the third session of the legislative assembly, which is expected to run from November 2016 to November 2017.

Candidates sought for three legislative officer positions

New Brunswickers are encouraged to submit expressions of interest for three legislative officer positions.

Legislature lights up in gold

The legislature will be lit up in gold tonight in honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Select committee on climate change announces new public hearing

The select committee on climate change, an all-party committee of the legislative assembly responsible for consulting the public on the issues surrounding climate change, announced that it will now be holding a public hearing in Edmundston on Aug. 26, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Edmundston Convention Centre, ...

Select committee on climate change announces dates and locations of public hearings

The select committee on climate change, an all-party committee of the legislative assembly, has finalized its schedule for public hearings.

Ten members named to the Order of New Brunswick

The names of the 2016 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick were announced today as part of the official New Brunswick Day celebrations in St. Stephen.

Province raising more flags in celebration of Canada 150

The provincial government is kicking off a year of Canada 150 celebrations by raising more flags to celebrate multiculturalism in New Brunswick.

House leader announces MLAs undertaking legislative roles

Government House Leader Rick Doucet today announced the changes among the members of the government caucus who occupy legislative roles.

Barefoot challenge issued to all MLAs to raise money, awareness about youth homelessness

MLAs are taking up a challenge to go barefoot for one hour in support of the Push for Change campaign to raise money and awareness about youth homelessness.

Select committee on climate change preparing for public consultations

The select committee on climate change, an all-party committee of the legislative assembly, is preparing to consult the public and interested stakeholders on how New Brunswickers can strengthen collective efforts to fight climate change in a way that respects the province’s distinct economic challenges and opportunities.

Nominations open for the Order of New Brunswick

New Brunswickers are invited to nominate individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement for the Order of New Brunswick.

Legislative schedule released for winter and spring sessions

With the budget debate concluded, the legislative assembly will move into several weeks of committee work to consider detailed departmental budget estimates before returning for the traditional spring sitting in late March.

Interim legislative officers named

Premier Brian Gallant announced the appointments of an interim Conflict of Interest Commissioner and an interim Consumer Advocate for Insurance today.

Throne speech highlights / second session of the 58th legislature

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.

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.

Mover and seconder named for speech from the throne

The names of the mover and seconder for the speech from the throne were announced today by Government House Leader Hédard Albert.

Review of legislative officers launched

The legislative administrative committee will undertake a review of the legislative officers, their offices and the processes that support their work.

New Brunswick legislative building goes gold

The New Brunswick legislative building will be glowing gold Wednesday evening, Sept. 23, at a special ceremony being hosted by the Speaker of the legislative assembly, Chris Collins, to mark National Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

Ten members named to the Order of New Brunswick

The names of the 2015 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick were announced today as part of the official New Brunswick Day celebrations in Hartland.

Conflict of interest commissioner announces retirement

The Speaker of the legislative assembly, Chris Collins, thanked Justice Alfred R. Landry, Q.C, for his many years of distinguished service to the province today, upon the announcement of Landry’s plan to retire at the end of July due to health reasons.

Wilfred Roussel appointed president of the New Brunswick section of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie

The Speaker of the legislative assembly, Chris Collins, congratulated Shippagan-Lamèque-Miscou MLA Wilfred Roussel on his appointment as president of the New Brunswick section of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie.

Candidates sought for consumer advocate for insurance

New Brunswickers are encouraged to submit expressions of interest for the position of the Consumer Advocate for Insurance.

Throne speech highlights / first session of the 58th legislature

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 the 2014-15 speech from the throne.

Mover and seconder named for speech from the throne

The names of the mover and seconder for the speech from the throne were announced today by Government House Leader Hédard Albert.

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.

Ten members named to Order of New Brunswick

As part of New Brunswick Day celebrations, the names of the 2014 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick were announced today in Cocagne.

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.

Mover, seconder named for speech from the throne

he names of the mover and seconder for the speech from the throne were announced today by Government House Leader Paul Robichaud.

Electoral Boundaries and Representation Commission concludes mandate

The New Brunswick Electoral Boundaries and Representation Commission has responded to objections to its final report and has officially completed its mandate.

Revision of the Official Languages Act

The select committee on the revision of the Official Languages Act released a report today and is encouraging New Brunswickers to comment on its recommendations.

Electoral Boundaries and Representation Commission releases final report

The boundaries of 49 new electoral districts for the Province of New Brunswick have been made public by the Electoral Boundaries and Representation Commission. The commission's recommendations are contained in its final report released today.

Electoral Boundaries and Representation Commission releases preliminary report

A proposed new provincial electoral map reduces the number of electoral districts while aiming to provide effective representation for all residents.

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.

Mover, seconder named for speech from the throne

The names of the mover and seconder for the speech from the throne were announced today by Government House Leader Paul Robichaud.

Electoral boundaries commission releases schedule of public hearings

New Brunswickers will have an opportunity to provide their opinions on changes to the provincial electoral districts through a series of public hearings announced today.

Deadline for input on bill to elect potential senators is Sept. 28

The legislative assembly's standing committee on law amendments reminds New Brunswickers that the deadline for submitting a written brief on the issues raised by Bill 64, An Act Respecting the Selection of Senator Nominees, is Friday, Sept. 28.