Government of New Brunswick
 
rss

Latest

Province signs MOU with Ontario and Saskatchewan on the development of small modular reactors

The governments of New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of small modular reactors in Canada. From left: Ontario Premier Doug Ford; New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe.

Ambassador of Norway visits New Brunswick

Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Ross Wetmore (left) met with Anne Kari H. Ovind, Norway’s ambassador to Canada, on Nov. 26, in Fredericton. Norway is an important importer of New Brunswick seafood with many opportunities to expand. Discussions focused on market opportunities as well as a number of areas of mutual interest including ocean economy, research and aquaculture.

New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick

Ten new members were invested into the Order of New Brunswick at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton. Sitting, from left: John Wood, from Oromocto; Chief Patricia Bernard, from Madawaska Maliseet First Nation; Lt.-Gov. Brenda L. Murphy, who is the chancellor of the order; Clair Wilt, from Bathurst; and Héliodore Côté, from Grand Falls. Standing, from left: James Wilson, ...

New Brunswick participating in ministerial conference of the Francophonie

Tourism, Heritage, and Culture Minister Robert Gauvin, who is also the minister responsible for La Francophonie, is representing New Brunswick at the 36th session of the Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie taking place in Monaco on Oct. 30-31. From left: Isabelle Doucet, director of international and multilateral Francophonie, Department of Intergouvernmental Affairs; Gauvin; and acting deputy minister of Intewrgovernmental Affairs ...

Statement on the passing of Greg Thompson

The following statement was issued today by Premier Blaine Higgs on the passing of Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Greg Thompson.

Co-operation agreement renewed with the Département de la Vienne

The provincial government has renewed its co-operation agreement with the Département de la Vienne, France, for five years. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Robert Gauvin, who is also the minister responsible for La Francophonie; and Guillaume de Russé, delegate president of the General Council of the Département de la Vienne.

Action plan with Louisiana renewed for five years

The provincial government renewed the co-operation action plan with Louisiana for a period of five years. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Robert Gauvin, who is also the minister responsible for La Francophonie; and Louisiana Lt.-Gov. Billy Nungesser.

U.S. consul general visits New Brunswick

The U.S. Consul General in Halifax, Kevin Skillin, (left) recently made his first official visit to New Brunswick. Skillin met with Premier Blaine Higgs and with several members of the legislative assembly to discuss U.S.-New Brunswick relations.

Ambassador of France visits New Brunswick

Ambassador of France in Canada, Kareen Rispal, recently made her first official visit to New Brunswick. The ambassador met with Premier Blaine Higgs and was guest of honour at a luncheon for members of the business community, co-hosted by Opportunities NB and the Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick. She participated in discussions with a team of cybersecurity experts at Cyber NB, ...

Consul general of Japan visits New Brunswick

Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Ross Wetmore (left) and Economic Development and Small Business Minister Mary Wilson (right) met with the consul general of Japan, Osamu Izawa. Issues discussed included seafood exports, blueberries, cranberries and opportunities in the information technology industry.

Awards presented in conjunction with International Francophonie Day

On International Francophonie Day, held March 20, the provincial government and the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick (association of francophone teachers of New Brunswick) presented awards to support classroom initiatives related to international Francophonie. Certificates were presented to the winning schools in the Découvrons la Francophonie – projet école (let us discover the Francophonie – school ...

Premier meeting with National Governors Association in Washington

Premier Blaine Higgs travelled to Washington to meet with members of the National Governors Association. The main objective was to enhance the government’s relationship with the United States. Higgs attended several meetings on issues of importance to New Brunswickers, including trade actions against the province’s softwood lumber industry.

Renewed education agreement with France

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny (right) and France’s National Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer signed an education co-operation agreement today.

Francophonie co-operation agreement with Quebec renewed

The New Brunswick and Quebec governments have renewed their agreement for co-operation and exchange in relation to the Canadian Francophonie. As part of this, they have committed to a joint investment of nearly $1.2 million over the next three years. From left: Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also the minister responsible for La Francophonie; and Jean-Marc Fournier, Quebec’s ...

Romanian flag raised

Members of New Brunswick’s Romanian community, along with Health Minister Benoît Bourque, participated in raising the Romanian flag outside the legislative assembly on Friday, Dec. 1, in recognition of Great Union Day.

Scottish flag raised

Members of the province's Scottish community participated in raising the flag of Scotland outside the legislature on Thursday, Nov. 30, in recognition of St. Andrew's Day. From left: Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris, who is also the minister responsible for Celtic affairs; Pat MacKenzie and Melanie Laird; and deputy premier Stephen Horsman.

Ministers responsible for internal trade meet

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. From left: Heath MacDonald, minister of economic development and tourism (Prince Edward Island); Saul Polo, parliamentary assistant to the minister of finance (Québec); Melanson; federal Innovation, Science ...

Lebanese flag raised

Members of New Brunswick’s Lebanese community, along with Speaker of the legislative assembly Chris Collins and deputy premier Stephen Horsman, participated in raising the Lebanese flag at the legislative assembly, this week, in recognition of Lebanon’s Independence Day, which takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Governor General’s first official visit to New Brunswick

The first official provincial visit by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette was to New Brunswick today. Payette’s welcome to the legislative assembly included an inspection of a 100-person honour guard of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment (5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown), and a 21-gun salute fired by the Royal Regiment of the Canadian Artillery School.

Antonine Maillet promoted to rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit

Acadian author and playwright Antonine Maillet received one of France’s highest honours, the rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit. From left: secretary general of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, Michaëlle Jean; Maillet; and French Secretary of State to the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne.