Executive Council Office http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news.html Executive Council Office Becca Schofield Day is Saturday, Sept. 15 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.09.1195.html New Brunswickers are being asked to perform acts of kindness on Saturday, Sept. 15, to help mark the second annual Becca Schofield Day, which was proclaimed today by the provincial government. Sat, 01 September 2018 12:21:00 +0300 Interim official languages commissioner appointed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.06.0788.html Former Official Languages Commissioner Michel A. Carrier has been appointed as the interim commissioner, Premier Brian Gallant announced today. Wed, 20 June 2018 14:09:00 +0300 Women’s Council budget doubled http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.05.0659.html The provincial government has doubled funding for the New Brunswick’s Women’s Council. Thu, 31 May 2018 14:30:00 +0300 Update on government offices in downtown Fredericton for Wednesday, May 2 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.05.0485.html In an effort to ensure the continuity of government services in this time of public emergency response, the provincial government offices in downtown Fredericton will be open on Wednesday, May 2. Tue, 01 May 2018 21:00:00 +0300 Government offices in downtown Fredericton to reopen on Tuesday, May 1 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.04.0472.html Provincial government offices in downtown Fredericton will reopen on Tuesday, May 1. Mon, 30 April 2018 15:50:00 +0300 Government offices in downtown Fredericton closed on Monday http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.04.0466.html Due to the constraints on parking and traffic created by the flooding in the Fredericton area, the provincial government offices in downtown Fredericton will be closed on Monday, April 30. Sun, 29 April 2018 18:54:00 +0300 Province to invest over $53.5 million to boost innovation in 2018-19 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.04.0440.html The provincial government today announced it is investing over $53.5 million to foster innovation and boost research and development in New Brunswick this fiscal year. Wed, 25 April 2018 13:33:00 +0300 Economy, education and health care focus of fourth session of the 58th legislative assembly http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.03.0282.html The fourth session of the 58th legislative assembly closed today with 43 bills passed and a focus on the economy, education and health care. Fri, 16 March 2018 13:24:00 +0300 WEDNESDAY, March 14 / Provincial government offices in the Fredericton area CLOSED until 11 a.m. http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.03.0275.html Given the current winter storm conditions, please be advised that the provincial government offices in the Fredericton area will be closed until 11 a.m. TODAY, March 14. Wed, 14 March 2018 06:24:00 +0300 Government provides update on jobs target http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.02.0223.html The government has surpassed its target of helping to create 10,000 jobs by 2018, announced Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also chair of the Jobs Board. Wed, 28 February 2018 14:06:00 +0300 Measures taken to address workplace harassment and assaults http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.01.0100.html The provincial government announced today it has taken, and will continue to take, measures to prevent workplace violence and harassment. Tue, 30 January 2018 10:24:00 +0300 Progress on Trans-Pacific Partnership http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.01.0083.html The following statement was issued today by Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also minister responsible for trade policy, on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Tue, 23 January 2018 17:07:00 +0300 New political financing model for municipal candidates to be created http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.01.0032.html The provincial government plans to create a political financing model for municipal candidates through amendments to the Municipal Elections Act. Thu, 11 January 2018 09:33:00 +0300 THURSDAY, Jan. 4 – Provincial government offices closed for the afternoon http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2018.01.0011.html Given the current winter storm conditions, the provincial government offices located in the Fredericton area are now closed for the rest of the day, today, THURSDAY, Jan. 4. Thu, 04 January 2018 12:26:00 +0300 Amendments introduced to prohibit lobbying by members http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.12.1594.html The provincial government introduced legislation today to strengthen conflict of interest rules governing members of the legislative assembly. Wed, 13 December 2017 11:37:00 +0300 Measures to protect, promote forestry sector announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.11.1540.html The provincial government announced measures today to combat what it considers to be unfair trade actions undertaken by the United States government against New Brunswick’s softwood lumber industry. Thu, 30 November 2017 11:40:00 +0300 Ministers responsible for internal trade meet http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.11.1504.html Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also minister responsible for trade policy, hosted the inaugural meeting of federal, provincial and territorial ministers under the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement today in Dieppe. Fri, 24 November 2017 13:27:00 +0300 Changes announced to senior government leadership http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.11.1493.html Premier Brian Gallant announced changes to the senior ranks of the provincial civil service today. Wed, 22 November 2017 17:52:00 +0300 Governor General’s first official visit to New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.11.1434.html The first official provincial visit by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette will be to New Brunswick. Tue, 07 November 2017 12:23:00 +0300 New act aims to clarify costs of election commitments http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.10.1383.html The provincial government introduced legislation today aimed at ensuring New Brunswickers are better informed about promises made by political parties during election campaigns. Fri, 27 October 2017 10:03:00 +0300 Report examining response to ice storm released http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.08.1123.html A comprehensive review of the response to the January 2017 ice storm released today contains recommendations to strengthen future responses to natural disasters and emergencies. Fri, 18 August 2017 12:03:00 +0300 Oromocto-Lincoln electoral district renamed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.08.1110.html The electoral district of Oromocto-Lincoln will now be known as Oromocto-Lincoln-Fredericton. Wed, 16 August 2017 08:14:00 +0300 Auditor general to complete property assessment review http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.06.0808.html The following statement was issued today by Attorney General Serge Rousselle. Mon, 05 June 2017 11:32:00 +0300 Changes announced to senior government leadership http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.05.0694.html REVISED / Premier Brian Gallant announced changes to the senior ranks of the provincial civil service today. Fri, 12 May 2017 15:49:00 +0300 New Brunswick Women’s Council Act proclamation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.05.0645.html The provincial government proclaimed legislation formally establishing the New Brunswick’s Women’s Council as an independent advisory body on matters of importance to New Brunswick women. Tue, 09 May 2017 12:45:00 +0300 Health research chair on cannabis established at STU http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.05.0628.html Premier Brian Gallant joined representatives from St. Thomas University (STU), Shoppers Drug Mart and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation to announce the establishment of a health research chair on cannabis at the university. Fri, 05 May 2017 15:06:00 +0300 Families, education and economy focus of third session of the 58th legislative assembly http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.05.0625.html The third session of the 58th Legislative Assembly closed today with 63 bills passed and a focus on families, education and the economy. Fri, 05 May 2017 13:11:00 +0300 Unanimous approval given to proclaiming third Saturday in September as Becca Schofield Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.05.0614.html A motion was passed unanimously in the legislative assembly today naming the third Saturday in September annually as Becca Schofield Day. The motion, brought forward by the Official Opposition, was in recognition of the 17-year-old’s tireless efforts to encourage acts of kindness and goodwill. Thu, 04 May 2017 15:29:00 +0300 Business delegation to meet with Massachusetts business leaders http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.04.0509.html Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for Trade Policy, will visit Boston on April 19 and 20 with company representatives to promote the province’s trade relationship with the United States. Thu, 13 April 2017 13:05:00 +0300 Business Development Bank of Canada to work with province to support business http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.04.0507.html The provincial government has signed a letter of intent with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to work together to help business. Thu, 13 April 2017 12:12:00 +0300 Attracting new farmers an important part of economic growth plan http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.04.0491.html The provincial government says an abundance of natural resources and competitive land prices make New Brunswick the perfect place for new farmers to establish themselves in a growing, profitable industry. Wed, 12 April 2017 11:21:00 +0300 Lobbyists reminded to register http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.04.0409.html Provincial lobbyists are reminded that, since the Lobbyist Registration Act took effect April 1, they must register by July 1. Mon, 03 April 2017 09:45:00 +0300 Legislation to be introduced to enable public bodies to store data http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0379.html The provincial government will introduce legislation today that would enable public organizations to store prepared data at the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training. Tue, 28 March 2017 09:19:00 +0300 Economic Growth Plan to incorporate marijuana sector http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0364.html 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 +0300 Government to act on recommendations of the electoral reform commission http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0358.html 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 +0300 Government encourages recruitment of more female candidates http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0351.html 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 +0300 Public meetings scheduled in response to ice storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0347.html 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 +0300 Voting age to remain unchanged for Sept. 24, 2018 general election http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0342.html 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 +0300 St. Patrick’s Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0336.html The following statement regarding St. Patrick’s Day was issued today by Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris, who is minister responsible for Celtic Affairs. Fri, 17 March 2017 10:13:00 +0300 REVISED / Commission on Electoral Reform submits report http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.03.0286.html The Commission on Electoral Reform submitted its final report and recommendations to the Clerk of the Executive Council today. Fri, 03 March 2017 11:01:00 +0300 New legislation is designed to hold elected members to a higher standard http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.02.0169.html Legislation was introduced today to make amendments to the Members’ Conflict of Interest Act to make the work of MLA’s and cabinet ministers more transparent and accountable. Wed, 08 February 2017 11:42:00 +0300 Government launches business survey http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.01.0095.html The provincial government is asking New Brunswick’s business community how to further reduce red tape. A survey is being launched as part of Red Tape Awareness Week. Tue, 24 January 2017 12:58:00 +0300 Commission on Electoral Reform to host town hall meeting http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.01.0060.html The Commission on Electoral Reform will host a town hall meeting to provide New Brunswickers the opportunity to present their thoughts and suggestions on electoral reform. Wed, 18 January 2017 13:52:00 +0300 Electoral reform commission prepares for meetings http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.12.1249.html Members of the commission on electoral reform are preparing to meet with stakeholders and experts in the new year. Wed, 28 December 2016 12:52:00 +0300 Three legislative officers nominated http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.12.1181.html 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. Wed, 07 December 2016 11:34:00 +0300 Charlotte-Campobello electoral district renamed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.12.1173.html The electoral district of Charlotte-Campobello will now be known as Saint Croix. Mon, 05 December 2016 14:33:00 +0300 Electoral reform commissioners announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.11.1082.html The provincial government has announced the names of the five members of the commission on electoral reform who will be tasked with submitting recommendations for improving the electoral system in New Brunswick. Wed, 09 November 2016 10:57:00 +0300 Minister discusses benefits and myths of bilingualism http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.09.0927.html Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault, who is also minister responsible for official languages, discussed the benefits and myths of bilingualism at a news conference today in Fredericton. Thu, 29 September 2016 12:50:00 +0300 Candidates sought for three legislative officer positions http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.09.0900.html New Brunswickers are encouraged to submit expressions of interest for three legislative officer positions. Wed, 21 September 2016 14:16:00 +0300 Public invited to participate on electoral reform commission http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2016.09.0893.html The provincial government is calling for expressions of interest for individuals to serve on an electoral reform commission and is also inviting the public to comment. Mon, 19 September 2016 14:51:00 +0300 Sat, 01 September 2018 12:21:00 +0300