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Correcting information on Bill 35

5 / 10 / 2021

The attached document corrects misinformation in a fact sheet distributed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development on Bill 35.The New Brunswick Union is against Bill 35 as it will not achieve the goals of reducing the wait lists for students and could have numerous, disastrous effects on the education of students. Properly educated and trained school psychologists are the ones who should be conducting psychological tests for students. It is in the best interests of everyone involved...

Respiratory Therapists play major role in health care

4 / 29 / 2021

Respiratory Therapists play major role in health care   Ask Lynne Ward to best sum up the role of a respiratory therapist (RT) and she takes a moment to consider. What’s being asked is not an easy task. Because of the scope of their role within a hospital and all of the patients they help, trying to explain it in a few words is next to impossible. “We’re like the firefighters of the hospital,” said Ward, an RT with more than 20 years of...

Day of Mourning has special, somber resonance for McCaig

4 / 28 / 2021

Each year on the National Day of Mourning remembering workers who were injured or killed on the job, NBU board member and New Brunswick Community College Instructor Kevin McCaig recalls the horrific events that has shaped his working life.“I always have a lump in my throat at this time of year,” McCaig said.As a young man he began working in a potash mine where the workers, at the time, were not unionized. He was working around the mine shafts and...

Setting the record straight on Bill 35

4 / 27 / 2021

The two attached fact sheets are in regard to the misinformation surrounding Bill 35.The first presents the issues we have with the bill and why it should not go forward as presently constructed. The second fact sheet provides some more technical knowledge about the role of school psychologists and the process for helping students.

How much poverty costs in each Atlantic Province is detailed in a new report

4 / 9 / 2021

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS), along with partners in each Atlantic province, released The Cost of Poverty in the Atlantic Provinces. The report provides the total cost of poverty in the Atlantic provinces, which ranges from $2 billion per year in Nova Scotia to $273 million in Prince Edward Island. It costs close to $959 million in Newfoundland and Labrador and $1.4 billion in New Brunswick.“The purpose of the report is to illustrate the shared economic burden...

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