News

Platform announcement

A PC government will expand our ocean-based economic potential

Bouctouche, NB: The Gallant Liberals have allowed our ocean-based “Blue Economy” to fall behind – shutting the door on a trillion-dollar global market. “From not focusing more effort on fisheries exports, to allowing us to fall behind on tidal energy,” says Progressive Conservative leader Blaine Higgs, “the Liberals have failed to take advantage of the […]

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A PC government will drive job creation and small business growth

Haut-Lamèque, NB:  Brian Gallant has failed to create a business environment where the private sector can grow. “Under the Gallant Liberals our province has shed 5800 private sector jobs,” says Progressive Conservative leader Blaine Higgs. “Never-ending tax increases, and the parade of government contracts awarded to out-of-province businesses have dimmed our province’s entrepreneurial spirit.” If […]

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Platform announcement

Blaine Higgs says NO to Trudeau’s job killing carbon tax

Saint John, NB:  The Trudeau-Gallant carbon tax will be a drag on New Brunswick’s economy that we just can’t afford. “Under Brian Gallant our province has lost 5800 private sector jobs,”says Blaine Higgs, Leader of the Progressive Conservative party of New Brunswick. “A carbon tax won’t cut emissions, but it will cut jobs – and […]

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Platform announcement

A PC Government will fight Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax

Moncton, NB:  The Gallant Liberals will impose a carbon tax on New Brunswickers. Raising taxes is the only way he can pay for the $1.3 billion in spending announcements he’s made since January. “The people of our province are taxed out – Brian Gallant has already taken a billion dollars more from New Brunswickers and […]

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Platform announcement

A PC Government will reinvent aging care

Moncton, NB:  The Gallant Liberals have neglected our province’s seniors. “From the seniors’ asset grab to building nursing homes to buy votes, Brian Gallant is treating New Brunswick’s seniors like political pawns,” says Blaine Higgs, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick. “Our seniors are the foundation on which this province was built […]

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Platform announcement

A PC Government will put New Brunswick businesses first

Tracyville, NB:  The Gallant Liberals have failed our province’s private sector businesses. “Brian Gallant’s never-ending tax increases are crushing this province’s entrepreneurial spirit,” says Blaine Higgs, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick. “And at the rate they’re awarding government contracts to businesses outside of the province, it’s no wonder that we’re last […]

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Platform announcement

A PC Government will bring accountability back to government

Fredericton, NB:  The Gallant Liberals have spent the past four years hiding the truth from taxpayers. “They have taken a heavy-handed approach to privacy legislation, told half the story, and even selected convenient statistics,” says Blaine Higgs, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick.  “They have used all the tools at their disposal […]

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Deals

Negotiate with a purpose 

Helping and supporting those individuals at the negotiating table navigate complex issues, understand the compromises that need to be made, and take the strong positions required when necessary to ensure long-term sustainability is key to our success. Businesses have long marveled at the general incompetence of government when a deal is being negotiated. This should […]

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Civil Service

One Province. One Mission. 

To ensure our companies remain competitive inside and outside the province, trade agreements must be implemented in a fair and equitable manner. We want local companies to be first choice for New Brunswick work. To ensure these same companies have opportunities outside of New Brunswick, the process must be managed fairly, and complaints of unfair practices […]

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Spending

Spending to the Budget 

As Chair of Board of Management, when in government, I was often confronted with many interesting proposals to spend money on projects of varying degree of credibility. I recall one such occasion where it was proposed that we provide a company with $500K for an energy conversion project from oil to natural gas. Upon reviewing […]

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