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Mon
09
Feb

Premier Gallant announces MLA cabinet pay cuts

Premier Brian Gallant today announced that he and members of the cabinet will take a pay cut, effective April 1.

“Achieving our goals of creating jobs, righting our fiscal ship and supporting New Brunswick families means leading by example,” said Gallant. “We will be making difficult decisions, and we want to make these decisions together. To do so, we understand that we must start with ourselves.”

Wed
04
Feb

Gallant to co-lead negotiations for provinces on skills training

Premier Brian Gallant will co-lead a working-group established to negotiate with the federal government on possible changes to the labour market development agreements. Gallant was asked to assume the role by his provincial counterparts at the recent Council of the Federation meetings in Ottawa.

He will join two of his provincial colleagues, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, to represent the provinces and territories in these negotiations.

Wed
04
Feb

Job Notice: MOBILE HVAC TECHNICIAN

We are a growing, national organization known for our outstanding service and customer satisfaction. Currently, our team includes over 700 building science focused technicians. We are looking for career minded individuals to join our team of professionals. We require technicians with commercial/industrial/institutional HVAC experience. The Mobile HVAC Technician must be able to diagnose, repair, service and maintain HVAC commercial and industrial equipment ensuring that the work is performed in a safe and efficient manner that complies with legislated standards and codes. You will be responsible for performing a wide range of maintenance and repair duties on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning equipment. To successful candidates, we offer a comprehensive and excellent benefits package and a great working environment.
 
The Successful Candidates must have:
Tue
03
Feb

Canadian premiers meet in Ottawa

Premier Brian Gallant was among provincial and territorial premiers from across Canada that met on Friday, Jan. 30, in Ottawa to collaborate and co-operate on common priorities

Thu
29
Jan

Bank of Montreal Should Withdraw Its Attack on Christians

On March 26th, 2014 the Bank of Montreal wrote a letter to the Upper Canada Law Society attacking a Christian University law school for its support of traditional marriage.  BMO also co-signed a similar letter to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.  The Nova Scotia Barristers Society then rejected Trinity Western's application.
 
On January 28th, 2015 the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia declared their actions to be unconstitutional stating "The NSBS resolution and regulation infringe on the freedom of religion of TWU and its students in a way that cannot be justified."
 
On behalf of Christians across the country the President of the Institute for Canadian Values Dr. Charles McVety says "it is sad when a trusted institution such as BMO turns on its own Christian customers who don't deserve this.  Now that the Court has spoken we expect BMO to withdraw its attack and not continue their assault on Canadian freedoms."
Thu
29
Jan

Comment: State of the Province Address a Missed Opportunity

Opposition Leader Bruce Fitch described Wednesday's 2015 edition of the State of the Province address as a missed opportunity.

 

Outlining his impression of the address, Fitch explained, "The Premier's delivery was very good, but the details were lacking. I give him full marks for style, but low marks for substance. This was an opportunity for the Premier to hit the reset button on his very shaky start in office. I think he missed that opportunity."

 

Wed
28
Jan

New Brunswick companies showcasing at Costco Atlantic locations

From left: Ryan Albright, president, CEO and owner of Covered Bridge Potato Chips.

New Brunswick-made products are in the spotlight at Costco’s six locations throughout Atlantic Canada as part of an initiative made possible by the Department of Economic Development’s Export Development Program.

The eight New Brunswick companies being showcased in Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton are:

A Acadian Atlantic;

Bonte Foods;

Covered Bridge Chips;

Érablière de la Montagne Verte;

Érablière Denis Côté;

Fancy Pokket;

G.E. Barbours; and

Wed
28
Jan

Comment: We do not need more program review. We need program execution.

At the end of the competitive 2010 election campaign, at a time when the total financial impacts of numerous new spending commitments were still being assessed, the new government was presented, for the first time, with an introduction to the demographic and economic reality of our province, prepared by the civil service. At that time, the deficit for 2010/11 was forecasted to be $820.4 million, and trending higher.
 
By contrast, today's government entered office with a 2014/15 deficit forecasted to be $377 million, and trending downward - a $443 million improvement. This demonstrates a reduction in expense growth over the previous four years, from an average rate of 5.9% to 0.8%. This was a direct result of strong expenditure management practices that was a daily focus.
 
Wed
28
Jan

BDC Young Entrepreneur Award Contest -$100,000 Opportunity to Advance Your Business

Small business owners from Atlantic Canada, aged 18-35, are encouraged to apply to the cross Canada Young Entrepreneur Award contest, a once in a lifetime opportunity to set their company on a new course to growth and a brighter business future.  Since taking part in last year’s Business Development Bank of Canada Young Entrepreneur contest, Atlantic finalist Paula Macpherson, of Southgate Dentistry, has seen her start-up business boom and wants to encourage other young entrepreneurs to enter the 2015 race for $100,000.
 
“Entering the BDC YEA contest was one of the most exciting things I've done in my career. Being a finalist was a unique and amazing platform for reaching out to the community and showcasing what Southgate Dentistry is all about. The support we received from the people of Nova Scotia was outstanding. If you're considering applying, do it!”  Paula MacPherson – Southgate Dentistry
 
Tue
20
Jan

Partnership brings Brazilian coffee beans to Saint John coffee shop

Coccamp has set up operations in Saint John, resulting in a partnership between the Brazilian coffee company and local coffee shop Java Moose.

“We believe in the tremendous potential of New Brunswick’s small and medium-sized enterprises,” said Economic Development Minister Rick Doucet. “The province’s economic growth relies on strong ties between businesses and critical transportation assets. Our sustained commitment to these long-term partnerships continues to help businesses gain access to new trade and market opportunities.”

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