Intergovernmental Affairs News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/intergovernmental_affairs/news.html Intergovernmental Affairs News Releases International Francophonie Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.03.0180.html The following statement was issued today by Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Robert Gauvin, who is also minister responsible for La Francophonie, on the occasion of International Francophonie Day. Wed, 20 March 2019 11:48:00 +0300 Premier meeting with National Governors Association in Washington http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2019.02.0104.html Premier Blaine Higgs is travelling to Washington this week to meet with members of the National Governors Association. Thu, 21 February 2019 11:38:00 +0300 Minister responsible for La Francophonie visiting Paris http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.02.0074.html Tourism, Heritage, and Culture Minister Robert Gauvin, who is also the minister responsible for La Francophonie, is in Paris and will meet tomorrow with Secretary General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie Louise Mushikiwabo to reaffirm the government’s commitment to and support for the international Francophonie. Tue, 12 February 2019 16:35:00 +0300 Nominations open for the Order of New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2019.02.0058.html Members of the public are invited to submit nominations for the Order of New Brunswick. Mon, 04 February 2019 09:55:00 +0300 Province withdrawing from games due to increased costs, lack of federal support http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2019.01.0052.html Premier Blaine Higgs announced today that the 2021 Jeux de la Francophonie will not move forward in New Brunswick due to increased costs and a lack of funding commitment from Ottawa. Wed, 30 January 2019 10:54:00 +0300 Francophonie Games partners urged to develop funding options by Jan. 30 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.01.0014.html The minister responsible for La Francophonie, Robert Gauvin, announced today that the provincial government has written to the partners of the 2021 Games of La Francophonie, urging them to work together to develop funding options by Jan. 30 that would see the games proceed. Tue, 15 January 2019 13:43:00 +0300 New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.11.1294.html Eleven new members were invested into the Order of New Brunswick by the chancellor of the order, Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, at a ceremony held today at Government House in Fredericton. Tue, 27 November 2018 13:13:00 +0300 The 2018 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.08.1082.html The names of the 2018 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick were announced today as part of the official New Brunswick Day celebrations in Fredericton. Mon, 06 August 2018 16:41:00 +0300 Renewed education agreement with France http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.05.0618.html Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny and France’s National Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer signed an education co-operation agreement today. Thu, 24 May 2018 11:30:00 +0300 International challenge for young francophones http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.05.0615.html The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is teaming up with the National Film Board of Canada and the Conférence des ministres de l’éducation des États et gouvernements de la Francophonie (conference of ministers of education of states and governments that are members of La Francophonie) to create the Raconte-moi ta francophonie (tell me about your Francophonie) international challenge. Thu, 24 May 2018 08:44:00 +0300 New Brunswick hosts conference of education ministers of the international Francophonie http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.05.0602.html The opening ceremony of the 58th ministerial session of the Conférence des ministres de l’éducation des États et gouvernements de la Francophonie (conference of ministers of education of states and governments that are members of La Francophonie) was held today in Bathurst. Tue, 22 May 2018 15:40:00 +0300 International Francophonie Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.03.0288.html The following message was issued by Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also the minister responsible for La Francophonie, on the occasion of International Francophonie Day, Tuesday, March 20. Tue, 20 March 2018 08:54:00 +0300 Atlantic premiers and federal ministers meet in Moncton to discuss Atlantic economy http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2018.02.0185.html Premier Brian Gallant met with his regional counterparts and federal cabinet ministers in Riverview on Tuesday to discuss the Atlantic Growth Strategy. Wed, 21 February 2018 08:11:00 +0300 Nominations open for the Order of New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2018.02.0152.html The government is encouraging New Brunswick residents to recognize individuals who have inspired others and demonstrated excellence by nominating them for the Order of New Brunswick. Mon, 12 February 2018 12:50:00 +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 Brunswick companies conclude visit to China http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.01.0077.html A delegation from New Brunswick has concluded a weeklong trade mission to China, where the group promoted companies and products and highlighted the province as a tourism destination and educational hub. Fri, 19 January 2018 16:02:00 +0300 Francophonie co-operation agreement with Quebec renewed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.01.0069.html The New Brunswick and Quebec governments have renewed their agreement for co-operation and exchange in relation to the Canadian Francophonie. Thu, 18 January 2018 14:34:00 +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 New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.11.1439.html Ten new members were invested into the Order of New Brunswick today by the chancellor of the order, Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton. Wed, 08 November 2017 11:32:00 +0300 Governor General’s first official visit to New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/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 Antonine Maillet promoted to rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.11.1432.html The following message was issued by Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also the minister responsible for La Francophonie. Tue, 07 November 2017 10:43:00 +0300 2021 International Games of La Francophonie: provincial appointments to organizing committee http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.10.1406.html The provincial government today released the names of its representatives on the board of directors of the organizing committee for the 2021 International Games of La Francophonie. The Games will be held in Moncton and Dieppe. Tue, 31 October 2017 14:55:00 +0300 Premier met with federal minister to discuss pilot project on healthy seniors http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.10.1279.html Premier Brian Gallant met with several federal cabinet ministers in Ottawa this week to discuss healthy aging, cybersecurity, the Energy East pipeline project and other economic growth opportunities. Tue, 03 October 2017 13:26:00 +0300 Premier and federal minister to discuss healthy seniors pilot project http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.10.1266.html Premier Brian Gallant is going to Ottawa this week to make the case that New Brunswick’s unique demographic and innovative spirit make it the ideal location for a healthy seniors pilot focused on how to combat challenges produced by an aging demographic. Sun, 01 October 2017 10:48:00 +0300 Premier: New Brunswick to benefit from trade agreement http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.09.1231.html The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement will take effect on Thursday, eliminating virtually all tariffs between Canada and countries within the European Union. Wed, 20 September 2017 14:00:00 +0300 New Brunswick and Quebec release review of Francophonie co-operation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.09.1214.html The New Brunswick and Quebec governments have presented the 2016-17 review of their co-operation in matters related to the Canadian Francophonie. Mon, 18 September 2017 12:21:00 +0300 Government seeks feedback on modernization of NAFTA http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.08.1119.html As Canada, the United States and Mexico prepare to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the provincial government wants to hear how the agreement affects New Brunswickers and their interests. Thu, 17 August 2017 10:30:00 +0300 Resolving softwood lumber issue remains a top priority for government http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.08.1108.html As talks begin this week to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Premier Brian Gallant said the provincial government remains focused on resolving the separate softwood lumber trade issue and fighting for New Brunswick’s interests. Tue, 15 August 2017 12:30:00 +0300 Ivory Coast to present the Games of La Francophonie flag to New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/news/news_release.2017.08.1105.html Ivory Coast’s ambassador to Canada, N’Goran Kouamé, will present the Games of La Francophonie flag to Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also minister responsible for La Francophonie, as part of the Acadian Day celebrations to be held in Moncton and Dieppe this evening. Tue, 15 August 2017 10:09:00 +0300 The 2017 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.08.1076.html 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. Mon, 07 August 2017 11:03:00 +0300 International Games of La Francophonie: unveiling of Team Canada-New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/news/news_release.2017.07.0982.html The provincial government revealed today the members of the team that will represent New Brunswick at the 8th Games of La Francophonie July 21-30 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Mon, 17 July 2017 10:27:00 +0300 Canadian Francophone Games conclude http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.07.0981.html Closing ceremonies for the seventh Canadian Francophone Games were held July 15 in Dieppe. Awards were given to the winning teams and the Games flag was presented to the region that will host the next Games in 2020. Sun, 16 July 2017 12:49:00 +0300 Official opening of the Canadian Francophone Games http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.07.0956.html The provincial government is welcoming visitors and members of the provincial and territorial delegations to the seventh Canadian Francophone Games, which begin Tuesday, July 11, in Moncton and Dieppe. Mon, 10 July 2017 11:13:00 +0300 Canadian Francophone Games start in seven days in Moncton and Dieppe http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.07.0937.html The cities of Moncton and Dieppe are ready to host the seventh Canadian Francophone Games, July 11-15. Tue, 04 July 2017 14:18:00 +0300 Premier promotes New Brunswick during meetings in Toronto and Washington http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.06.0826.html Premier Brian Gallant participated in meetings in Toronto and Washington earlier this month, discussing trade and building connections with other North American leaders. Thu, 08 June 2017 08:36:00 +0300 Premier to meet with prime minister, federal ministers in Ottawa http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.06.0801.html Premier Brian Gallant will meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal ministers today. Fri, 02 June 2017 08:37:00 +0300 Premier meets with special envoy on trade and softwood lumber http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.05.0749.html David Wilkins, former United States Ambassador to Canada from 2005 to 2009 and New Brunswick’s special envoy on trade and softwood lumber, met with Premier Brian Gallant today in Saint John. Tue, 23 May 2017 15:02:00 +0300 Trade meetings aim to promote New Brunswick industry http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.05.0739.html Premier Brian Gallant is travelling to meetings in Toronto and Washington to promote New Brunswick’s trade relationship with the United States and to build connections with other North American leaders. Fri, 19 May 2017 13:17:00 +0300 Special envoy on softwood lumber appointed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/erd/news/news_release.2017.05.0689.html The provincial government has appointed David Wilkins, former United States ambassador to Canada from 2005 to 2009, as New Brunswick’s special envoy on the softwood lumber issue. Fri, 12 May 2017 11:29:00 +0300 Deputy premier to meet with senior government officials and business leaders in China and South Korea http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.05.0626.html As a follow-up to the provincial government’s mission to China last fall, deputy premier Stephen Horsman will travel to China on May 8 as part of an economic and advocacy initiative. Fri, 05 May 2017 14:31:00 +0300 Conference of education ministers of La Francophonie to be held in New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.05.0606.html New Brunswick will host the 58th ministerial session of the Conférence des ministres de l’éducation des États et gouvernements de la Francophonie (conference of ministers of education of states and governments that are members of La Francophonie) in spring 2018. Thu, 04 May 2017 09:53:00 +0300 Government working to protect forestry export industry http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/erd/news/news_release.2017.04.0585.html The provincial government has announced actions aimed at protecting and promoting New Brunswick's forestry industry in light of the decision by the United States government to levy duties against New Brunswick exporters. Fri, 28 April 2017 14:41:00 +0300 Government strongly disagrees with United States decision to impose duty on Canadian softwood lumber products http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/erd/news/news_release.2017.04.0566.html The provincial government will take every avenue available to fight a preliminary determination announced today by the United States Department of Commerce imposing duties on imports of softwood lumber products from Canada. Tue, 25 April 2017 17:42:00 +0300 Government to fight for exclusion from border duties on softwood lumber http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/erd/news/news_release.2017.04.0544.html The provincial government is asserting its support for the New Brunswick softwood lumber industry the week before a preliminary determination is expected from the United States Department of Commerce on their countervailing duty investigations of imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada. Fri, 21 April 2017 11:23:00 +0300 New Brunswick minister to oversee implementation of trade agreement http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.04.0462.html Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for Trade Policy as well as the chair of the national Committee on Internal Trade, announced today that negotiations have concluded on the Canada Free Trade Agreement that aims to expand Canadian businesses and increase economic growth across the country. Fri, 07 April 2017 14:23:00 +0300 Meeting with state officials in Maine to discuss trade http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.03.0400.html Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for Trade Policy, will travel to Augusta, Maine on April 3 as part of an advocacy initiative to promote New Brunswick’s trade relationship with the United States. Fri, 31 March 2017 10:30:00 +0300 New Brunswick to host the Forum on Francophone Immigration http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.03.0389.html The federal, provincial, and territorial ministers responsible for the Canadian francophonie and immigration will be meeting on March 30 and 31 in Moncton to discuss francophone immigration. Wed, 29 March 2017 09:58:00 +0300 New Brunswick to be part of the Francophone Heritage, Cultural and Tourism Corridor project http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.03.0340.html The provincial government has joined with other provincial governments in welcoming the federal government announcement of $ 2.4 million to develop a Francophone Heritage, Cultural and Tourism Corridor in recognition of the contribution of francophones to the Canadian identity to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Mon, 20 March 2017 10:22:00 +0300 New Brunswick minister becomes chair of federal, provincial, territorial committee on internal trade http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.03.0318.html Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also minister responsible for Trade Policy, is taking a leadership role in the effort to reduce trade barriers and strengthen economic opportunities within Canada. Mon, 13 March 2017 10:45:00 +0300 Trade agreement good for New Brunswick, says minister http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/10/news/news_release.2017.02.0212.html Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for Trade Policy, is heralding the new free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union (EU) as a deal that could bring positive economic opportunities for New Brunswick exporters. Thu, 16 February 2017 14:56:00 +0300 Wed, 20 March 2019 11:48:00 +0300