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Renewed Tuition Bursary program unveiled and tuition tax credit to be reintroduced

Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder unveiled measures to support students, including a Renewed Tuition Bursary program and the planned reintroduction of a tuition tax credit.

Balanced budget puts forth urgent plan to reduce debt, protect essential services

Finance Minister Ernie Steeves tabled a balanced budget which would see the province’s net debt decrease for the first time in more than a decade.

Minister prepares for budget

Finance Minister Ernie Steeves polished a pair of old shoes in preparation for the release of the government’s budget. Steeves said that renewing the shoes, rather than buying a new pair, as is tradition, represents the government’s commitment to managing what it has.

Capital budget to focus on maintenance and strong fiscal discipline

Finance Minister Ernie Steeves tabled a $600.6-million capital budget for 2019-20 that aims to maintain infrastructure, restore balance to government finances and manage the province’s debt.

Second-quarter results show a deficit of $131.4 million

Finance Minister Ernie Steeves has released second-quarter results for the 2018-19 fiscal year which show a deficit of $131.4 million.

Audited financial statements show surplus

Finance Minister Cathy Rogers today released financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, which show a surplus of $67 million.

Budget invests in seniors, youth and the economy

Finance Minister Cathy Rogers tabled the provincial government’s 2018-19 budget today which focuses on investments in seniors, youth employment and economic competitiveness.

Third New Brunswick company signed to supply cannabis for recreational market

A memorandum of understanding has been signed with Zenabis to supply the provincial government with cannabis for the recreational market. The move is related to preparations for the federal government’s legalization of cannabis for recreational use, expected in July 2018. From left: Listuguj Chief Darcy Gray; Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; Zenabis CEO Kevin Coft; Atholville Mayor ...

Construction continuing at Harrison Trimble High School

Demolition of the carpentry shop and science labs is underway as upgrades continue at Harrison Trimble High School. The project, which began in 2015, is expected to be completed in 2019. Photo shows Finance Minister Cathy Rogers touring the construction site with contractor David Foulem.

Government reduces deficit and exceeds financial targets

Finance Minister Cathy Rogers released the province’s year-end financials today, announcing that the deficit has been reduced by 67 per cent since 2014-15 and that financial targets were exceeded.

Small business income tax will be cut on April 1, the third rate cut in three years

On April 1 the small business income tax rate will be cut to three per cent. This is the third cut to this rate since Jan. 1, 2015. From left: Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; David Shin and Ellen Shin, owners of Café C’est La Vie; and Premier Brian Gallant.

Budget continues to cut deficit, invests in education and health care

The 2017-18 provincial budget tabled by Finance Minister Cathy Rogers aims to demonstrate that the government is listening to New Brunswickers, honouring its commitments, and investing responsibly in areas that will lead to a stronger New Brunswick.

Minister meets with Medavie Blue Cross staff

Finance Minister Cathy Rogers met with employees at the Medavie Blue Cross business service centre in Moncton, one of the many business services centres in the province.

Canada-New Brunswick health accord signed

An agreement has been signed that will increase federal health funding for New Brunswickers. Participating in the announcement were, from left: Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Premier Brian Gallant; and Health Minister Victor Boudreau.

Second-quarter fiscal results released

The provincial government has released its economic and fiscal update for the second quarter of 2016-17 with projections improved from both the February budget and the first-quarter update in August. Finance Minister Cathy Rogers spoke with the news media this morning.

Legislation to be introduced to continue and expand Home Energy Assistance Program

Legislation will be introduced today that would continue and expand the Home Energy Assistance Program. Participating in the announcement were Finance Minister Cathy Rogers and Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman.

Details of new HST credit provided

Eligible New Brunswickers will receive their first HST credit payment in October, Finance Minister Roger Melanson announced today.

Revenues increased, expenses decreased in first quarter

The provincial government has introduced fixed reporting dates for quarterly fiscal updates in conjunction with the first-quarter update for 2015-16. The first-quarter fiscal update for 2015-16 is projecting a deficit of $470.6 million, an improvement of $6.2 million compared to the budget deficit projection of $476.8 million. In photo, Finance Minister Roger Melanson spoke about the update to reporters.

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.

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.