Category Archives: New Brunswick politics

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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N.B. health minister urged to upgrade Sackville hospital to community health-care hub

A local committee, which includes Acting Mayor Ron Aiken and former Mayors John Higham and Pat Estabrooks, is calling on the provincial minister of health to turn the Sackville Memorial Hospital  into a “community hub” for health care and wellness. … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidates disagree on disclosing campaign contributions

Sackville mayoralty candidates Ron Aiken and Shawn Mesheau differed today on whether to disclose the names of campaign contributors and how much each gave. “I’ve challenged the other candidates to come forward with details on the financing of their campaigns,” … 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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AFMNB calls on Higgs to implement full municipal reform by 2025

The association representing 50 francophone and bilingual municipalities in New Brunswick is calling on Premier Higgs to follow through on his pledge to reform the fragmented patchwork of local governments in the province. “Municipalities need to play a role at … 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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MASU says Elections NB will investigate after Mt. A. students were turned away at the polls

The Mount Allison Students Union (MASU) says that Elections NB has agreed to launch an official investigation after dozens of eligible student voters were repeatedly turned away from the polls at the Sackville Civic Centre on September 14th, the day … Continue reading

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Mitton wins re-election in Memramcook-Tantramar after tense election day for many students at Mt. A.

Megan Mitton will be returning to the New Brunswick legislature with her two Green Party colleagues after being re-elected Monday night in Memramcook-Tantramar. “I’m still feeling overwhelmed by all the support from everyone,” she declared in her online victory speech. … Continue reading

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Sackville doctor supports Green plan for more local say over hospital services

A well-known doctor in Sackville says he agrees with the Green Party that small, rural hospitals don’t have nearly enough say in the kinds of medical services they provide. Allison Dysart was commenting on Green Party leader David Coon’s plan … Continue reading

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Green and Liberal leaders use different political messages during Sackville hospital stop

The leaders of the provincial Green and Liberal parties visited Sackville today to defend the local hospital, but David Coon and Kevin Vickers had very different political messages. Both made it clear they would not cut overnight emergency room services, … Continue reading

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Higgs’s snap election makes voting harder for young and old, critics say

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is coming under fire for calling a provincial election that could deprive both older and younger people of an opportunity to vote. “In my mind, Mr. Higgs saw an opportunity to have a low voter … Continue reading

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