Category Archives: New Brunswick politics

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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Local Liberal candidate, Maxime Bourgeois, says rural communities need better services, not cuts in services

Maxime Bourgeois, the 34-year-old Liberal candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar says PC leader Blaine Higgs tried to recruit him to run for the Conservatives in the 2018 provincial election, but he decided his political sympathies lay with the Liberals instead. “I really … Continue reading

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PC Carole Duguay says she’s the best candidate to fight for Sackville hospital and Memramcook Institute

Progressive Conservatives in Memramcook-Tantramar have officially nominated 52-year-old Carole Duguay to run as their candidate in the September 14th New Brunswick election. Duguay accepted the nomination today in Memramcook after pledging to fight to maintain full services at the Sackville … Continue reading

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Mitton pledges to fight Conservative plan to sell historic Memramcook Institute

Local Green Party candidate Megan Mitton says the Higgs government’s apparent plan to sell the historic Memramcook Institute shows the same insensitivity to rural areas that it demonstrated when it supported cuts to Sackville Memorial Hospital and tried to privatize the … Continue reading

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Local Green MLA plans to focus on health care in her bid for re-election

Green MLA Megan Mitton says she’s all set for her re-election campaign in Memramcook-Tantramar. “I’m ready to go,” she said today during a telephone interview. “We’re going to hit the ground running,” she says. “It will be a very short … Continue reading

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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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