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Statement – October 9th

Fredericton, NB:  As we count down the days until the legislature is called back, I would like to once again ask Brian Gallant to do what is best for New Brunswick and resign. Our province has pressing issues that need to be dealt with. We need a functioning, legitimate government and time is of the essence. […]

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Statement – October 3, 2018

Fredericton, NB: I want New Brunswickers to know that we are hard at work ensuring that this province will have the stable government it needs. After a few days of discussions with the Green party, I am pleased to say our talks went well and we found many issues we are aligned on. We have a […]

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A PC Government will cut one thing – and here it is…

Fredericton, NB: There is no truer way to show our gratitude for the countless hours New Brunswick’s 4000 volunteer firefighters spend saving lives, than doing away with the fee they pay for their license plates. “These brave men and women put their lives on the line to save others. Thank you is not enough,” says […]

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You decide

Blaine Higgs, leader of The Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick is urging New Brunswickers to listen to audio from an interview with reporters on September 20th and judge for themselves if recent headlines in Acadie Nouvelle are fair and accurate. The audio is posted on www.pcnb.ca and is also available on PCNB’s Facebook page. […]

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A PC Government will stop a carbon tax – before it degrades our fishing industry

Grand Manan, NB:  Few industries will feel the effects of the Liberal Carbon Tax more than  New Brunswick’s fishing industry. The carbon tax would significantly drive up the cost of fuel and that means fishing crews will be paying more every time their boats head out to sea. It is an extra cost the industry […]

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A PC Government will make it cheaper to own a car

Oromocto, NB: The cost of purchasing and owning a vehicle in New Brunswick is unnecessarily high. No one knows this more than those buying second hand vehicles. Many are being gouged when it comes to paying the sales tax.   A PC government would change that. “From front license plates we don’t need to paying HST […]

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A PC Government will resolve our nursing shortage and protect nurses

Fredericton, NB: New Brunswick’s nurses have not had a champion in Brian Gallant. Under his leadership, the nursing shortage has worsened, and that means cancelled surgeries and longer wait times. With 41% of nurses poised to retire, our situation is about to go from bad to worse. “From burnout to workplace violence, to issues with […]

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A PC Government will use local expertise to protect our covered bridges

St. Martins, NB:  Today Blaine Higgs identified a win-win situation for New Brunswickers that will stop the needless destruction of our covered bridges and give us an opportunity to support local business at the same time. “The Gallant Liberals have stood by and allowed these valued parts of our heritage to be destroyed,” says Blaine […]

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A PC Government will introduce a tax credit for children’s sports, arts and culture programs

Blackville, NB:  Today Blaine Higgs committed to establishing a provincial tax credit for children’s sports, arts and culture programs. “Brian Gallant is focused on taking chocolate milk away from our kids,” says Blaine Higgs, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick. “I’d rather accomplish the same thing by giving our kids better access […]

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A PC Government will gradually eliminate the double tax

Fredericton, NB:  Today Blaine Higgs committed to gradually eliminating the double tax on non-owner occupied properties. New Brunswick is the only province that doubles the tax rate on buildings that are not owner occupied. This unfair tax impacts landlords and tenants and it discourages investment in New Brunswick. “New Brunswick is alone among the provinces […]

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