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Child care could be key to short and long-term recovery

11 / 30 / 2020

A new report from the Centre for Future Work is once again demonstrating that New Brunswick would benefit greatly from the implementation of a national child care system.According to the study by economist Jim Stanford:A universal national early learning and child care (ELCC) program would create over 200,000 direct jobs in child care centres, 100,000 more jobs in industries which support and supply the ELCC sector, and facilitate increased labour force participation and employment by up to 725,000 Canadian women...

Province needs to put people first

11 / 26 / 2020

With the second wave of COVID-19 having disastrous effects across the country, we need our elected officials to put the health and safety of the people of New Brunswick first.We’re not suggesting the provincial government isn’t doing this, but rather stating more can be done.Take for instance the recent reports of people being forced out of their apartments and rental units simply because a company or person recently purchased the building and wants them out.In normal times, this is a...

Lessons learned

11 / 20 / 2020

The Higgs government is leaning heavily on what it says it learned from fighting COVID-19 as it charts a path to a post-pandemic future.This is the first line from the CBC New Brunswick story regarding the Throne Speech outlining Premier Higgs and the PC government’s vision for our province. While the speech was light on specific details – in all fairness most Throne Speeches do not provide in-depth specifics – it touched on the need to “renew and reinvent” public...

Who will government listen to?

11 / 12 / 2020

An unsettling pattern is emerging with the Blaine Higgs government when it comes to healthcare.The Premier has been quoted often saying his government will listen to experts when it comes to important decisions regarding the health of New Brunswickers.Take for instance these statements from a September 2, 2020 CBC article:[Higgs] said it's not his government's job to make changes to the current health-care system, saying such decisions are better addressed by health-care professionals."I'm not going to invent political changes in...

Scholarship and bursary recipients announced

11 / 9 / 2020

The New Brunswick Union is proud to announce the recipients of its scholarships and bursaries for 2020.A total of 10 recipients were announced.“Being able to help our members and their families further their education is very important to our union,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “I want to congratulate all of the recipients and wish them luck in their studies.”Below is a list of the recipients: Phillip D. Saab Memorial ScholarshipMalik MartinRelated Member: Heather Martin, PSPS, Fredericton, NB J.H. (Gil) Cyr Memorial...

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