Category Archives: New Brunswick Election 2018

Mt. A. professors predict PCs will form the next NB government with another election soon

A trio of professors at Mount Allison University addressed a packed lecture hall today in Sackville as they strove to explain what happened in last month’s inconclusive New Brunswick election and what might come next. Politics professor Mario Levesque predicted … Continue reading

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Recount confirms Mitton win, LeBlanc loss in Memramcook-Tantramar

There were no cheers — or tears — today in a windowless Moncton courtroom when Madame Justice Brigitte Robichaud finally confirmed that Green Party candidate Megan Mitton had won the riding of Memramcook-Tantramar by 11 votes in the September 24th … Continue reading

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Green candidate Megan Mitton wins 11 vote squeaker in Memramcook-Tantramar

Green Party candidate Megan Mitton told a roomful of supporters in Sackville Monday night that she would probably cry during her victory speech. “So get ready for some tears,” she warned just minutes after Elections New Brunswick officially declared her … Continue reading

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David Suzuki to NB youth: stand up, demand change, vote Green

The long-time host of the CBC science program Nature of Things received a big round of applause Friday as he walked into a meeting room at the Chateau Moncton hotel. Nine Green Party candidates, party leader David Coon and a number of … Continue reading

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NB election: Jennifer McKenzie says NDP platform is greener than the Green’s

The competition for votes between local New Democrats and Greens was evident in Sackville on Sunday as New Brunswick’s NDP leader expressed pride in her party’s platform commitment to a Carbon Reduction Fund. “Our environmental plank is greener than the … Continue reading

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NB election: Provincial candidates quizzed about Irving influence

One of the normally invisible elephants in New Brunswick politics ambled out from behind the curtains Thursday night at Mount Allison University where the four provincial candidates in the Memramcook-Tantramar riding were debating a wide range of issues including access … Continue reading

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Gallant promises millions for energy efficiency, helping NB Power cope with 4-year rate freeze

Brian Gallant’s big campaign bus rolled up to Léo-Paul Gaudet’s home on Rue Centrale in Memramcook on Saturday where the Liberal leader announced that if his government is re-elected on September 24th, it will increase its investments in two energy … Continue reading

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Local PC, NDP, Green candidates debate hot environmental topics while Liberal stays away

Local PC, NDP and Green Party candidates discussed contentious environmental issues such as a carbon tax, fracking and glyphosate spraying Tuesday night in Sackville — without the participation of the Liberal who has represented the New Brunswick riding of Memramcook-Tantramar for … Continue reading

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NB election: Greens promise sweeping changes to fix health care ‘crisis’

New Brunswick’s Green Party leader is promising a revamped provincial health care system that would include improved mental health services, 40 new nurse practitioners, midwifery services in every region and eight new community health centres. David Coon says the changes … Continue reading

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NB Green Party targets Memramcook-Tantramar for election breakthrough

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May helped raise $22,300 in campaign pledges Tuesday evening for provincial Green candidate Megan Mitton during a rally in downtown Sackville that attracted about 200 people. May conducted what she called a “Dutch auction” starting … Continue reading

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Retired military policeman chosen as PC candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar

New Brunswick Progressive Conservatives have chosen Etienne Gaudet, a 48-year-old retired military police officer to contest the riding of Memramcook-Tantramar in the September 24th provincial election. “It’s not very often that we run into a retired military person who’s offered … Continue reading

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