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ONB-No clear answers

Release 23 January 2017 ONB-No clear answers Fredericton-PC Opposition Economic Development critic Kirk MacDonald says what he learned last week from Opportunities New Brunswick is perhaps as troubling as what he was unable to learn. Macdonald says The Crown Corporations Committee was to examine the ONB annual report for 2015-2016, but ONB would not give

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Statement on the passing of Jean-Guy Rioux – Blaine Higgs

Statement On behalf of the Official Opposition and the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick I want to express my sadness and respect on the passing of Jean-Guy Rioux. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife Paulette and daughter Marie-Claude and to all those who loved this remarkable New Brunswicker. We share the sorrow

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Soaring rhetoric, plummeting credibility as ONB appears at Crown Corporations Committee

Release 18 January 2017 Soaring rhetoric, plummeting credibility as ONB appears at Crown Corporations Committee Fredericton-PC Opposition Economic Development critic Kirk MacDonald says he will try to discover the truth about New Brunswick’s job situation when Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) makes its first appearance before the legislatures Standing Committee on Crown Corporations. “We have the

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Statement on PM Trudeau promotional tour stop in Fredericton – Blaine Higgs

16 January 2017 Statement on PM Trudeau promotional tour stop in Fredericton It is clear that the Liberals are hoping to present this as Santa Claus coming to town. In the last 10 days over $350 million in taxpayer funded, federal-provincial spending announcements have been held. I watched the town hall from Peterborough and some

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Statement by Blaine Higgs – Dominic Cardy

Jan 2 2017 During my time as Minister of Finance, I worked directly with Dominic Cardy and his team to create and pass meaningful legislation on Fiscal Transparency and Accountability. Legislation that was important to New Brunswick’s future.  This legislation was completely repealed under the Gallant government in the spring of 2015. Dominic continually demonstrated

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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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PC Leader Higgs encouraged by support : Public opposition mounts to political decision changing early immersion entry point

Release 24 November 2016 PC Leader Higgs encouraged by support Public opposition mounts to political decision changing early immersion entry point FREDERICTON-Opposition Leader Blaine Higgs says the feedback and support he and his colleagues have been receiving to stop the change back to grade one immersion is inspiring them to keep the pressure on the

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Opposition welcomes changes to Bill 12

Release 22 November 2016 Opposition welcomes changes to Bill 12 Fredericton-PC Opposition Social Development critic Ernie Steeves says the wording in a Gallant government bill raised a huge red flag and he is glad pressure from the public and the Opposition has forced them to make changes. Bill 12, an act Respecting Agreements with the

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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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