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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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Where is Premier Gallant on LNG Assessment ?

RELEASE 3 March 2017 Where is Premier Gallant on LNG Assessment ? Fredericton-PC Opposition leader Blaine Higgs says Premier Brian Gallant needs to face the people on the Canaport LNG assessment issue. “Here we go again. The headline ‘Brian Gallant announces Canaport LNG tax deal will be repealed’ had the Premier’s smiling face all over

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Ice storm review must be public, external, independent

Release 20 February 2017 Ice storm review must be public, external, independent Fredericton-PC Opposition leader Blaine Higgs supports a new process for external, independent public reviews of government responses to all significant weather events, starting with January’s ice storm. A growing number of New Brunswickers, including residents affected by the storm, have expressed a lack

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Opposition leader promises tough questions during budget estimates

Release 20 February 2017 Opposition leader promises tough questions during budget estimates Fredericton-PC Opposition Leader and MLA for Quispamsis Blaine Higgs says the Gallant government can expect substantive questions as individual government departments appear before the Standing Committee on Estimates and Fiscal policy. “The Gallant government plans to spend over $9.3 billion that belongs to

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Commentary – Blaine Higgs

Health Minister Victor Boudreau is the latest Gallant government minister to try spinning straw into gold on the editorial pages. The minister’s Saturday commentary extolling the supposed virtues of the recent health transfer arrangement dictated by the Trudeau government omitted a great deal of factual information. For starters, this was not a negotiation it was

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