Category Archives: New Brunswick politics

New NB book celebrates victory in historic CUPE strike

A new book outlines what happened when Premier Blaine Higgs pushed public sector workers too far, leading to a 16-day strike by 22,000 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in the fall of 2021. “Our victory was not … Continue reading

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MLA not surprised local French & English-speaking voters may be heading for divorce

MLA Megan Mitton says she’s not surprised at the proposal to split her riding of Memramcook-Tantramar along linguistic lines. In a preliminary report released today, the Electoral Boundaries and Representation Commission proposes to create a predominantly French-speaking riding called Dieppe-Memramcook … Continue reading

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Liberals pledge support for Sackville hospital as town council hears of progress in hiring more staff

Provincial Liberal leader Susan Holt says she supports decentralization of health care so that communities such as Sackville have more say in how local clinics and hospitals are run. “There’s far, far too many decisions that are being made in … Continue reading

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NB Greens gearing up for next provincial election, Coon says

New Brunswick Green leader David Coon says his party has already begun planning for the 2024 provincial election. “One of the things we have to do a better job at communicating across the province is why we are distinct from … Continue reading

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Higgs government lacks will to solve housing crisis, Greens say

Local Green MLA Megan Mitton says she’s afraid the housing crisis in Sackville and across New Brunswick is only going to get worse because the Higgs government lacks the will to fix it. “We see what’s happened on King Street … Continue reading

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Rally-goers tell Higgs: ‘Stop messing with our hospital’

About 250 people attended a noon-time rally today to protest against cuts to services at Sackville Memorial Hospital. “We love our hospital and we love our community,” former Hospital Foundation Chair Elaine Smith told the rally. She had what she … Continue reading

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Town councillors give Horizon CEO an earful re cuts to Sackville Memorial Hospital

Sackville town councillors expressed anger, frustration and disbelief last night as they spoke publicly online with senior managers of the Horizon Health Network. “What we are seeing is the death of our community, the death of our university and it … Continue reading

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Sackville to merge with Dorchester & LSDs in sweeping municipal reform plan

The New Brunswick government has announced municipal reform plans that would drastically reduce the number of local government entities in the province from 340 to 90, with a new total of 78 municipalities and 12 rural districts. Under the plan, … Continue reading

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Labour leaders support CUPE strikers in Sackville; province imposes emergency order to end health-care strike

Three visiting labour leaders joined the CUPE picket line today in Sackville to show support for the 22,000 public sector workers across New Brunswick who went on strike last Friday. Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Union … Continue reading

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Sackville rally and walk to support front-line workers

About three dozen people, many waving yellow solidarity fists, gathered at Sackville Memorial Hospital Saturday before walking down Main Street to the Farmers Market. They were taking part in one of several rallies and walks in New Brunswick to support … Continue reading

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Critics lambaste Horizon Health and province for weekend ER closures at Sackville hospital

The Horizon Health Network and the provincial government are facing a barrage of criticism for closing weekend evening and overnight emergency services at Sackville Memorial Hospital without any consultations. “I’m disappointed that we were not approached until the last minute,” … Continue reading

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