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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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Blaine Higgs – Throne Speech Reply

Mr. Speaker It is a great honour to rise today as Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition to offer our reply to the government’s speech from the throne. It is always a pleasure to see our Lieutenant Governor, Jocelyn Roy Vienneau. My wife Marcia and I were honoured, along with the Premier and leader of

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Canada Day message from Opposition Leader Bruce Fitch

As we celebrate Canada Day 2016 let’s take a moment to consider what makes our nation special and unique. Let’s humbly reflect on the sacrifices that have been made by those who came before us. Let’s be proud and thankful as Canadians and carry our pride and gratitude with us all through the year. Happy

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New Brunswick’s Inconvenient Truth – Brian Keirstead

At the same time Justin Trudeau was signing the Paris agreement on Climate Change in New York last week, with much rhetoric regarding Canada’s role in reducing GHG emissions, Environment Canada quietly released their 2014 GHG inventory report*  for the country on the same day. The numbers included in the report demonstrate the wide range

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Official Opposition Question Liberal Government Heat Pump Program

Release  19 November 2015   Official Opposition Question Liberal Government Heat Pump Program Fredericton-Recent revelations that the Better Business Bureau of Atlantic Canada is receiving record complaints about ductless heat pump contractors in the region has led to many concerns about the recently initiated Ductless Heat Pump Rebate Program offered by NB Power. The additional disclosure

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