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Message from the Leader to Provincial Council

Leader’s Report to Provincial Council June 10, 2017 Council, Since we last met in February a lot has changed. Let me start by congratulating our new federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer for his win, and for all the candidates and volunteers who contributed their ideas and energy from coast to coast. Andrew is with us

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Judge Robertson resignation

RELEASE 5 June 2017   Fredericton-Opposition leader Blaine Higgs says the Premier’s property tax scandal just got even worse with the resignation of Justice Joseph Robertson. Robertson’s resignation from a review of the assessment debacle was announced by Environment Minister Serge Rousselle at a Monday press conference. “The problem-plagued Premier has known about this for

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Property tax deadline creating financial hardships

Release 17 May 2017   Fredericton-Opposition Leader Blaine Higgs is calling on Premier Brian Gallant to give relief to property owners who are caught up in the property tax scandal. May 31st is the deadline to pay property taxes. That deadline has been extended for over 2000 property owners whose assessments were identified as having

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Official Opposition stands with 22,000 New Brunswickers in forestry industry

RELEASE 27 April 2017   Official Opposition stands with 22,000 New Brunswickers in forestry industry   Fredericton-Ross Wetmore, Official Opposition critic for Natural Resources says the provincial and federal governments must fight for the survival of our forestry industry. “The U.S. attack on our softwood lumber industry has the potential to devastate an already struggling

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Commentary – Ross Wetmore

Ross Wetmore, Progressive Conservative MLA for Gagetown-Petitcodiac, says New Brunswick property owners have until Aug. 1 to appeal property tax assessments. PC Opposition Leader Blaine Higgs has called for the resignation of Premier Brian Gallant for his involvement in the ongoing property tax scandal. On Monday we learned that the premier ordered the roll-out of

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PC Opposition MLA’s say DTI minister not being truthful increases anger over job losses

RELEASE 11 April 2017  PC Opposition MLA’s say DTI minister not being truthful increases anger over job losses  Fredericton-Three Progressive Conservative MLAs question the truth of remarks made by transportation Minister Bill Fraser in a recent newspaper article regarding the government’s decision to bring in salt from outside the province. The three, Sussex Fundy St.

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PC Opposition leader calls for resignation of Premier Brian Gallant

Release 6 April 2017   PC Opposition leader calls for resignation of Premier Brian Gallant Higgs says Premier played key role in property tax scandal and must resign   Fredericton-Blaine Higgs, leader of the Progressive Conservative Opposition says Brian Gallant must resign as Premier of New Brunswick for covering-up his involvement in the property tax

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PC Opposition Leader reaches out to victims of property tax scandal

Release  5 April 2017 PC Opposition Leader reaches out to victims of property tax scandal (Fredericton)- Blaine Higgs is asking New Brunswickers impacted by the Gallant government’s property tax scandal to contact the opposition with their stories and concerns. “The Premier has now admitted that 100,000 assessments have been impacted by this new technology that

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Blaine Higgs – Christmas Message

Christmas is a time to gather with friends and family and to reflect on the past year but also to look forward to what the new year will bring.   The Christmas season is not easy for everyone so let us think of those less fortunate and be thankful for all we have. Remember those

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Blaine Higgs – Education Commentary

New Brunswick’s education system is broken.   It is a line I use often because it is one I hear often. I hear it from teachers who are teaching in our classrooms today and I hear it from retired teachers who have spent their entire careers educating our children.   Teachers didn’t break it. Our children

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