News

Tue
24
Mar

Government announces commission to address hydraulic fracturing

The provincial government has appointed a commission to study the issue of hydraulic fracturing and determine whether conditions outlined by the government can be met.

“Our government is focused on diversifying our economy in order to create jobs,” said Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arseneault. “That includes the responsible development of our natural resource and energy projects. It is responsible and prudent to do our due diligence and get more information regarding hydraulic fracturing.”

The members of the Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing are:

Tue
24
Mar

Cabinet disregarded numerous warnings in granting financial assistance to Atcon

In her report tabled today in the Legislature on the government’s handling of financial assistance to the Atcon group of companies from 2008 to 2010, the auditor general of New Brunswick, Kim MacPherson, concludes the loss incurred by New Brunswick taxpayers occurred because the government of the day chose to disregard the expert advice of its senior civil servants. She also noted elected officials are not required to follow such advice.

Tue
24
Mar

New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to co-operate on new office

The provincial government will co-operate with Nova Scotia to create a new Joint Office of Regulatory and Service Effectiveness which will be responsible for promoting a modern, consistent and fair regulatory environment in both provinces. Premier Brian Gallant (right) and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil made the announcement.

Mon
23
Mar

Government call for public feedback on review of business legislation

FREDERICTON (GNB) – To create a more supportive environment for business, the provincial government is reviewing both the Business Corporations Act and the legislation governing Limited Liability Partnerships.

“Modernizing legislation on business operations will help foster economic growth and make our business environment more competitive with other jurisdictions," said Government Services Minister Ed Doherty. “I hope that New Brunswickers take the time to read the proposed changes outlined in the reports and participate in the consultation process.”

Fri
13
Mar

COMMENT: Brian Gallant withholds information from the public

Information recent disclosed by the government under the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act demonstrates that Premier Brian Gallant and Minister of Energy and Mines Donald Arsenault disappointingly withheld important information from the public concerning the impact of the government’s shale gas moratorium.

 

Tue
03
Mar

Léon Chouinard et Fils receives investments from Federal and Provincial governments

Photo: The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, and the Honourable Donald Arseneault, Minister of Energy and Mines, Minister Responsible for Efficiency NB, Minister Responsible for Official Languages and MLA for Campbellton Dalhousie, joined Léon Chouinard et Fils Ltd. representatives today to make the announcement.

The Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick, Léon Chouinard et Fils Ltd. will be able to establish a new open joist flooring and beam factory in Eel River Crossing.

Fri
27
Feb

Public input contributes to economic, social and environmental review of Mactaquac options

The ideas, concerns and values of more than 50 individuals and stakeholder groups have contributed to the development of the final study guidelines for three options being considered for the future of the Mactaquac Generating Station.

Mon
23
Feb

March 4 – Saint John, NB Dragon's Den Auditions Announced

Cross-country auditions begin February 7, 2015 in Toronto

 

Sat
21
Feb

Raising capital and exit strategies to be discussed during East Coast Start Up Week

Entrepreneurs and the business community are invited to Fredericton on March 19 to hear guest speakers explain ways of raising money for New Brunswick companies. The lectures are presented by the Financial and Consumer Services Commission as part of East Coast Start Up Week.

“We have invited speakers from the TSX Venture Exchange, Deloitte, Cox & Palmer and East Valley Ventures as well as two New Brunswick entrepreneurs to share their experiences in helping develop exit strategies and raise capital,” said Jeff Harriman, capital markets specialist with the commission.

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