Federal Election: Woman discusses abortion rights, funding with NB premier

October 18 2019 1:20pm During a Conservative rally in New Brunswick on Friday, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs engaged in a discussion with a female constituent about private versus publicly funded abortions. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id =…

Federal Election: NB Premier believes Canada is ‘divided like never before’

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs was asked about the federation of provinces on Friday, answering that “we don’t act like a nation.” When asked about Quebec, Higgs said “when you get $13 billion a year in transfer payments for being…

A year after cannabis legalization Higgs has yet to make ‘final decision’ on future of Cannabis NB

On this day last year lines stretched outside of Cannabis NB stores across the province, but this year the 20 provincially operated storefronts were a bit quieter. When asked if New Brunswick’s foray into recreational cannabis has been a success,…

Fate of N.B. clinic speaks to unfinished fight for abortion access in Atlantic Canada

The announcement last week that the only private abortion clinic in New Brunswick would close its doors has made abortion a tangible issue in the federal election and highlighted regional barriers Canadians face accessing the procedure. More than 30 years…

N.B. Premier says government hasn’t ‘discussed any changes’ to abortion funding as only clinic plans to close

New Brunswick premier Blaine Higgs is accusing Justin Trudeau of using the impending closure of the province’s only abortion clinic as an election issue. “All the tools that he talks about are the tools he’s had for the last four…

New Brunswick kicks off 3-day provincial education summit in Fredericton

New Brunswick’s first education summit began in Fredericton on Wednesday, kicking off three days of discussions around the issues facing the province’s education system and how to solve them. Experts attending the conference say they were excited by a green…

Trudeau promises re-elected Liberal government would stand up for abortion rights in New Brunswick

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 15, 2019 9:13 am Updated October 15, 2019 9:21 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Justin Trudeau is promising that a re-elected Liberal government…

Brenda Murphy officially installed as New Brunswick lieutenant-governor

The new lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick was officially installed during a ceremony on Tuesday. Premier Blaine Higgs served as the host of the ceremony for Brenda Murphy, the 32nd lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick, at the provincial legislature in Fredericton. “Ms.…

New Brunswick languages commissioner report sparks threats to topple PC minority government

The annual report from New Brunswick’s language commissioner issued on Tuesday called for changes to promote equality for both of the province’s official languages — French and English. But the document was quickly met with threats to topple Premier Blaine…