Cities of New Brunswick calls WorkSafeNB rate increase ‘staggering’

An organization representing eight of the largest municipalities in New Brunswick has slammed the recently announced rate increase for WorkSafeNB premiums. The Cities of New Brunswick Association says the increase — which saw premiums jump from $1.70 per $100 of payroll in 2018 to $2.92 per $100 of payroll in 2019, is “staggering.” It’s the third year in a row […]

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Former premier Gallant yet to decide on future as Tory government is sworn in

A new Progressive Conservative government will be sworn-in today in New Brunswick, leaving former premier Brian Gallant to decide if he’ll stay on as the Liberal Opposition leader. Gallant’s minority government was toppled last week in a confidence vote on the throne speech, and he says he hasn’t decided on his future. READ: New Brunswick’s Liberal government falls after losing confidence […]

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Incoming N.B. premier says he will treat taxpayers like customers

Blaine Higgs, who will take the oath of office Friday to become the 34th premier of New Brunswick, says his government will act more like a service organization – and treat taxpayers like customers. The Progressive Conservative leader will lead a minority government as the province faces challenges around language rights, finances and health care. Higgs says he wants to […]

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