Category Archives: Mount Allison University

Mount Allison releases donor agreements for new Frank McKenna school

According to documents obtained by The New Wark Times, Frank McKenna’s recently announced $1 million gift to Mount Allison University will not give the former premier and TD Bank executive direct control over the school that will bear his name. Late … Continue reading

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Chief Electoral Officer says she has no authority to investigate whether laws were broken when Mt. A students were turned away from the polls on Sept. 14

New Brunswick’s Chief Electoral Officer says the investigation into why dozens of Mount Allison University students were turned away from the polls at Sackville’s Civic Centre on the day of the provincial election was strictly for internal purposes and not … Continue reading

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Mitton sharply critical of Elections NB investigation into ‘voter suppression tactics’ involving Mt. A. students

MLA Megan Mitton is criticizing the results of an investigation into the harassment, hostility, threats and intimidation dozens of Mount Allison University students faced as they tried to vote at Sackville’s Civic Centre on September 14th, the day of the … Continue reading

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Mt. A. expert says Higgs government unlikely to push hard on municipal reform

An expert on municipal government in New Brunswick says the Higgs government risks political suicide if it presses too hard on municipal reform. Geoff Martin, a politics professor at Mount Allison University, says that may be why the commitment to … Continue reading

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Frank McKenna’s $1m gift to Mt. A. stirs excitement and joy, but also concerns about secrecy

Mount Allison University held its first formal gathering in more than six months last Friday to announce the establishment of the new Frank McKenna School of Philosophy, Politics & Economics. The School, which should be up and running next year, … Continue reading

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In uncertain COVID-19 summer election, lack of Mt. A. campus voting may not change much

“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” —Phaedrus On that sunny October day in 2018 when a New Brunswick judge confirmed Megan Mitton’s 11-vote … Continue reading

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Mt. A. prof warns that closure of Sackville’s weekly paper could have dire effects

Mount Allison University Professor Erin Steuter says the Tantramar area needs a strong local newspaper so that people can understand the many issues they’re facing rather than depending on unreliable social media posts that can sow division, intolerance and even … Continue reading

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Mt. A. lays off workers anticipating millions in losses because of COVID-19

Mount Allison President Jean-Paul Boudreau says the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including an anticipated drop in student enrollment, will result in a substantial shortfall in university revenues. “It will be in the millions, it will be less than $10 … Continue reading

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Hundreds march to Sackville Town Hall for anti-racism rally

About 250 protesters marched along Sackville’s Main Street on Friday to the town hall where they held an anti-racism rally and knelt in silence for eight minutes in memory of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who was killed by … Continue reading

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Hundreds gather in Sackville for anti-racism vigil

Nearly 300 people gathered outside Sackville’s main post office today as part of a silent vigil to protest against racism. Participants were responding to an invitation on Facebook yesterday from former Sackville poet laureate Marilyn Lerch who wrote: “I would like … Continue reading

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Sackville ponders economic recovery fund to help local business weather COVID-19

Sackville’s Chief Administrative Officer says local business owners are talking with the town about establishing an economic recovery fund to help them cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. During Monday night’s online town council meeting, Jamie Burke said … Continue reading

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