FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has begun the process of updating legislation aimed at protecting children and promoting healthy families and is asking New Brunswickers to share their thoughts on what new child welfare legislation should look like.

“The development of this new legislation is something we are proud to be working on, and I look forward to getting feedback from people around the province,” said Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard. “Input from New Brunswickers will help us build strong legislation that improves our child welfare system.”

A discussion paper and online survey will be open for feedback until Feb. 28. Submissions will be compiled by the department for use in developing the legislation.