Category Archives: New Brunswick politics

MLA Megan Mitton calls for more government help to keep small businesses afloat

Green Party MLA Megan Mitton says recent business closures in Sackville show that small businesses need better government supports as they try to cope with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a telephone interview with Warktimes, Mitton referred to … Continue reading

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Green MLA Megan Mitton says COVID-19 shows need for guaranteed income and crackdown on ‘corporate tax dodgers’

New Brunswick Green Party MLA Megan Mitton says that although the COVID-19 pandemic has created new problems, it has also exposed some that already exist. “Now more than ever there is a need to de-couple labour from income and ensure … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council calls for heads to roll over plan to cut rural hospitals

Sackville Town Council is joining other municipalities in calling on New Brunswick Premier Higgs to fire Ted Flemming, the provincial health minister and to remove Karen McGrath and Gilles Lanteigne, the Chief Executive Officers of the Horizon and Vitalité Health … Continue reading

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Fort Folly Chief Knockwood and Sackville Mayor Higham to fight cuts to hospital services

Leaders in the Memramcook-Tantramar region are organizing a committee to co-ordinate  the fight against provincial plans to cut overnight emergency room services, day surgeries and acute-care beds at Sackville Memorial Hospital. During a public meeting in Sackville Wednesday night, MLA … Continue reading

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Sackville rally hears fight against hospital cuts is not over yet

For the second time in four days, hundreds gathered today outside Sackville Memorial Hospital to oppose cuts to medical services there. Sackville Mayor John Higham told the crowd that Premier Higgs’s announcement last night that the government would not close the … Continue reading

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Commentary: Too many unanswered questions about cuts at Sackville Memorial Hospital

by Kathy Hamer (Edwards) Probably everyone in rural New Brunswick knows that our access to health care is likely to require some travel, even for routine appointments with a family doctor. We are not so naive as to think the … Continue reading

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‘I will fight with you,’ Mitton promises protesters during rally at Sackville hospital

Hundreds of demonstrators marched Thursday to the Sackville Memorial Hospital to protest against cuts in services announced this week by the Horizon Health Network and the increasingly shaky minority government led by Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs. The demonstrators waved placards … Continue reading

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Green MLA calls for proportional representation, not a smaller legislature

Local Green MLA Megan Mitton is calling on Premier Higgs to implement far-reaching electoral reform instead of musing about cutting the number of seats in the New Brunswick legislature. “Frankly, I’m disappointed to hear that type of discussion happen as … Continue reading

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MLA Megan Mitton calls on province to summon political will for big changes

Megan Mitton says one of the things she learned during her first year in the New Brunswick legislature is that there isn’t much political will to make changes. “There’s really a lot that needs to be done,” the MLA for … Continue reading

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Sackville town council grapples with climate change in emotional session

Sackville Town Council spent 40 minutes on Monday at its first April meeting hearing about and discussing what can be done to avoid the worst effects of climate change. The meeting brought forth warnings and pessimism, but also practical suggestions … Continue reading

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Mitton raises opposition to Westcock quarry in N.B. legislature

MLA Megan Mitton took opposition to a proposed rock quarry in Westcock near Sackville to the floor of the New Brunswick legislature today. During a short members’ statement, the MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar pointed out there is already a quarry in … Continue reading

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