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Thu
19
Feb

Jesse Brown, Canadaland, and Sean Craig likely will be sued by BNI for Libellous Innuendo

Strikingly bold journalist, Jesse Brown, from Canadaland brought his podcast to Fredericton campus of Saint Thomas University on a snowy Thursday evening. Jesse came to Fredericton when the news cycle is inflamed by a story he

Tue
10
Feb

New Brunswick and Quebec energy ministers meet

Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arseneault (left) met with Quebec Energy and Natural Resources Minister Pierre Arcand to discuss major projects and initiatives, including the Energy East pipeline and the Canadian Energy Strategy, and to discuss ways to continue to build strong relationships for the mutual benefit of both provinces.

Thu
29
Jan

Bank of Montreal Should Withdraw Its Attack on Christians

On March 26th, 2014 the Bank of Montreal wrote a letter to the Upper Canada Law Society attacking a Christian University law school for its support of traditional marriage.  BMO also co-signed a similar letter to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.  The Nova Scotia Barristers Society then rejected Trinity Western's application.
 
On January 28th, 2015 the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia declared their actions to be unconstitutional stating "The NSBS resolution and regulation infringe on the freedom of religion of TWU and its students in a way that cannot be justified."
 
On behalf of Christians across the country the President of the Institute for Canadian Values Dr. Charles McVety says "it is sad when a trusted institution such as BMO turns on its own Christian customers who don't deserve this.  Now that the Court has spoken we expect BMO to withdraw its attack and not continue their assault on Canadian freedoms."
Thu
29
Jan

Comment: State of the Province Address a Missed Opportunity

Opposition Leader Bruce Fitch described Wednesday's 2015 edition of the State of the Province address as a missed opportunity.

 

Outlining his impression of the address, Fitch explained, "The Premier's delivery was very good, but the details were lacking. I give him full marks for style, but low marks for substance. This was an opportunity for the Premier to hit the reset button on his very shaky start in office. I think he missed that opportunity."

 

Wed
28
Jan

New Brunswick companies showcasing at Costco Atlantic locations

From left: Ryan Albright, president, CEO and owner of Covered Bridge Potato Chips.

New Brunswick-made products are in the spotlight at Costco’s six locations throughout Atlantic Canada as part of an initiative made possible by the Department of Economic Development’s Export Development Program.

The eight New Brunswick companies being showcased in Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton are:

A Acadian Atlantic;

Bonte Foods;

Covered Bridge Chips;

Érablière de la Montagne Verte;

Érablière Denis Côté;

Fancy Pokket;

G.E. Barbours; and

Wed
28
Jan

BDC Young Entrepreneur Award Contest -$100,000 Opportunity to Advance Your Business

Small business owners from Atlantic Canada, aged 18-35, are encouraged to apply to the cross Canada Young Entrepreneur Award contest, a once in a lifetime opportunity to set their company on a new course to growth and a brighter business future.  Since taking part in last year’s Business Development Bank of Canada Young Entrepreneur contest, Atlantic finalist Paula Macpherson, of Southgate Dentistry, has seen her start-up business boom and wants to encourage other young entrepreneurs to enter the 2015 race for $100,000.
 
“Entering the BDC YEA contest was one of the most exciting things I've done in my career. Being a finalist was a unique and amazing platform for reaching out to the community and showcasing what Southgate Dentistry is all about. The support we received from the people of Nova Scotia was outstanding. If you're considering applying, do it!”  Paula MacPherson – Southgate Dentistry
 
Tue
20
Jan

Partnership brings Brazilian coffee beans to Saint John coffee shop

Coccamp has set up operations in Saint John, resulting in a partnership between the Brazilian coffee company and local coffee shop Java Moose.

“We believe in the tremendous potential of New Brunswick’s small and medium-sized enterprises,” said Economic Development Minister Rick Doucet. “The province’s economic growth relies on strong ties between businesses and critical transportation assets. Our sustained commitment to these long-term partnerships continues to help businesses gain access to new trade and market opportunities.”

Sat
17
Jan

Fiready Inc. receives $510,000 ACOA frunds and Provincial development funds

The project consists of purchasing and installing a biomass boiler. This equipment will increase the operation’s productivity by maximizing the plant’s drying capability. It is expected that acquiring this technology will result in increased sales for the business.

The federal government, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program, is providing a $350,000 repayable contribution to the modernization project. The provincial government is providing $110,000 through the Northern New Brunswick Economic Development and Innovation Fund, and $50,000 through the NB Growth program. Fiready is investing $10,000 and has a $200,000 loan from the Business Development Bank of Canada. 

Wed
14
Jan

Strategic Program Review launched

The process for finding measures to eliminate the province’s deficit was announced today by Health Minister Victor Boudreau, minister responsible for Strategic Program Review. Boudreau was joined by Michael Horgan, chair of the Strategic Program Review advisory committee.

“If we are going to have the means to invest in job creation and make life more affordable for families, we must first right our fiscal ship,” said Boudreau. “We do not believe that we can do this alone. We must consider all ideas. That is why we will be talking to New Brunswickers, building upon previous efforts and engaging a panel of outside experts to find creative solutions to address our fiscal challenges.”

Thu
08
Jan

Tory Opposition Leader Bruce Fitch concerned with timely transparency of Legislation

Bruce Fitch has expressed disappointment and concern with Premier Brian Gallant's reply to the open letter Fitch sent Premier Gallant on December 19th. In that letter Fitch reminded the Premier of his commitment to develop policy in an open, transparent and collaborative fashion.

 

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