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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.

Saint John receives Foreign Trade Zone Point designation

Saint John today received federal designation as a Foreign Trade Zone Point, which allows companies to import goods, assemble and store them and re-export them without taxes or duties. From left: Port Saint John CEO Jim Quinn; Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet; Grand Bay-Westfield Mayor Grace Losier; Rothesay Mayor Nancy Grant; Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Quispamsis Coun. ...

Collective agreement signed with court stenographers

The provincial government signed a collective agreement today with Local 1840 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Seated, from left: Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Odette Robichaud, president of Local 1840; and Treasury Board President Roger Melanson. Standing, from left: Anne Craik, Treasury Board negotiator; and Robert LeMoignan, union negotiator.

Collective agreement signed with health-care workers

The provincial government signed a collective agreement on Tuesday, Nov. 28 with Local 1252 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Front, from left: Health Minister Benoît Bourque; Treasury Board President Roger Melanson; and Norma Robinson, president of the union. Back, from left: Anne Craik, negociator with the Treasury Board; and Ralph McBride, provincial coordinator with the union.

Pay equity adjustments to be implemented

The provincial government has approved the implementation of pay equity adjustments for employees in three groups represented by the New Brunswick Union. From left: Peggy Firlotte, representing medical science professionals; Lisa Watters, representing specialized health care professionals; Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Susie Proulx-Daigle, union president; and Anick Turner, representing professional support workers in schools.

Collective agreement signed with New Brunswick Teachers’ Federation

The provincial government signed a collective agreement today with the New Brunswick Teachers’ Federation. The agreement covers nearly 8,000 teachers, supply teachers, vice-principals and principals. Front, from left: Guy Arseneault, president of the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association; Treasury Board President Roger Melanson; Education and Early Childhood Minister Brian Kenny; and Marc Arseneau, president of the Association des enseignantes et des ...

Collective agreement signed with Crown prosecutors

The provincial government signed a collective agreement today with the Crown prosecutors group represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada. From left: Treasury Board President Roger Melanson; Christopher Titus, Crown prosecutor; and Attorney General Serge Rousselle.

Collective agreement signed with CUPE 1253

The provincial government has signed a collective agreement with Local 1253 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. This group includes about 1,700 school bus drivers, custodians, maintenance and repair staff, forepersons and other tradespeople working in the province’s seven school districts. Front, from left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; union president Brian Watson; and Treasury Board ...

Collective agreement signed with CUPE 2745

The provincial government has signed a collective agreement with Local 2745 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. The group represents more than 3,200 employees, including educational assistants, school intervention workers, library assistants and administrative assistants in schools and district offices. Front, from left: Treasury Board President Roger Melanson; provincial local president Theresa McAllister; and Education and Early Childhood Development ...

Collective agreement signed with CUPE 2745

The provincial government has signed a collective agreement with Local 2745 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. The group represents more than 3,200 employees, including educational assistants, school intervention workers, library assistants and administrative assistants in schools and district offices. Front, from left: Treasury Board President Roger Melanson; provincial local president Theresa McAllister; and Education and Early Childhood Development ...

Collective agreement signed with CUPE Local 1190

The provincial government today signed a collective agreement with Local 1190 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Front, from left: Treasury Board President Roger Melanson; and Andy Hardy, president of CUPE Local 1190. Back, from left: Anne Craik, chief negotiator, Treasury Board; and David Perkins, CUPE representative, chief negotiator.

Pay equity awarded to court stenographers

The provincial government today announced it is implementing pay equity adjustments with the court stenographers union, Local 1840 of the Canadian Union of Public Employee (CUPE), which represents about 80 court stenographers in New Brunswick. From left: Treasury Board President Roger Melanson; union president Odette Robichaud; union representative Adrienne Paradis; Brenda Renouf, member of the negotiating committee; Patricia Brewer, first ...

Provincial government moves forward with pay equity

The provincial government has approved the implementation of pay equity adjustments for one of its largest groups of employees, Local 2745 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which includes more than 3,000 workers in the education sector, of which the vast majority is women. These workers include educational assistants, administrative assistants, school library workers and intervention workers. The ...

Collective agreement signed with Crown counsel

The provincial government today signed a collective agreement with the Crown counsel group represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada. The group consists of 49 lawyers working legal and legislative services at the Office of the Attorney General. From left: Attorney General Serge Rousselle; Crown counsel group president Philippe Thériault; and Treasury Board President Roger Melanson.

Collective agreement signed with Public Service Alliance of Canada

The provincial government today signed a collective agreement with school business officials represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada. The group represents 252 employees working in transportation, financial services, facilities and information technology at school district administrative offices. Front, from left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Brian Oldford, regional director, Public Service Alliance of Canada; and ...