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Opposition leader says many questions remain for Gallant on Arseneault Affair

Fredericton-PC Opposition Leader Blaine Higgs says Premier Brian Gallant will face many questions this week regarding his conduct, timelines and discrepancies related to the latest scandal to hit his government. “If we have learned anything from this Premier, we have learned that the first story he tells is often not a true story and is

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Commentary on small business

Commentary on small business by Kirk MacDonald and published in the Daily Gleaner A businessman once told me that you get into business for three reasons: to make a little money, have a little fun and put a few people to work. New Brunswick small businesses are the major employers in the province. Their competence,

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Statement on Premier Gallant’s concussion

July 13th, 2017 Our overall understanding of head-injury related mental health issues continues to evolve. The Premier recently publicized that on May 3rd he suffered a concussive blow to the head and that the effects of this injury have impacted his ability to perform his duties. I join all New Brunswickers in wishing the Premier

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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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