Budget 2023-24 – Growth and Opportunity: Delivering for New Brunswickers
Finance and Treasury Board Minister Ernie Steeves tabled today the 2023-24 budget which outlines significant investments in priority areas including health, education, and supporting vulnerable populations, while also maintaining a sustainable and responsible approach to managing its finances.
Collective agreement signed with group represented by the New Brunswick Union
The provincial government signed a collective agreement today with a group of more than 2,200 employees represented by the New Brunswick Union. The Clerical and Regulatory and Administrative Assistants, Office, Data Processing and Duplicating Equipment Operation bargaining unit includes, among other occupations, administrative assistants across Part I of the Public Service, deputy sheriffs, commercial and off-road vehicle enforcement officers at ...
Provincewide service disruptions continue due to CUPE strike
The strike by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) continues to have an impact across the province in health, education, transportation, laundry, correctional services and other areas.
Status update on negotiations with CUPE
Negotiations with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have reached an impasse, with the union demanding annual wage increases of three per cent over a four-year period. The government is now willing to offer wage increases of 8.5 per cent over a five-year period. This increase corresponds with agreements reached this fall with three other bargaining units.
2021-22 budget: Reinventing New Brunswick Together
The provincial government tabled today its 2021-22 budget designed to continue to address public health challenges and support a strong and resilient recovery for the future, while also maintaining fiscal responsibility. In photo: Finance and Treasury Board Minister Ernie Steeves.
Minister refurbishes shoes for budget day
Finance and Treasury Board Minister Ernie Steeves is getting ready to table his 2021-22 budget on March 16 with a stop at Pro Shoe Repair to refurbish his shoes. From left: Steeves; and store owner Setrak Kassis.
2020-21 budget: Responsible management leads to strategic investments, tax reductions, and decrease in net debt
Finance and Treasury Board Minister Ernie Steeves tabled today a $10.2 billion 2020-21 budget designed to strike a balance among lowering the debt, addressing priority areas and putting money back into the pockets of New Brunswickers.
2020-21 capital budget maintains continuity and builds on progress
Finance and Treasury Board Minister Ernie Steeves tabled a $599.2 million capital budget on Dec. 10 that maintains continuity and builds upon the financial progress made over the past year.
Request for proposals issued for a single private operator model for recreational cannabis sales
The provincial government has issued a request for proposals for a single private operator to undertake the operation, distribution and sales of recreational cannabis in New Brunswick. Finance and Treasury Board Minister Ernie Steeves made the announcement.
Exhibit about Irish immigration during the Great Famine
In the Wake of Dark Passage is an exhibit now showing at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick about the movement of Irish immigrants to New Brunswick during the Great Famine. The exhibit was launched Oct. 1 with representatives of the Irish Canadian Cultural Association of New Brunswick, the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, and Finance and Treasury Board Minister ...
Government introduces new way of reporting financial results
Finance and Treasury Board Minister Ernie Steeves has introduced a new way of reporting financial results. Steeves also announced that a surplus of $38 million is projected for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
Renewed Tuition Bursary program unveiled and tuition tax credit to be reintroduced
Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder unveiled measures to support students, including a Renewed Tuition Bursary program and the planned reintroduction of a tuition tax credit.
Balanced budget puts forth urgent plan to reduce debt, protect essential services
Finance Minister Ernie Steeves tabled a balanced budget which would see the province’s net debt decrease for the first time in more than a decade.
Minister prepares for budget
Finance Minister Ernie Steeves polished a pair of old shoes in preparation for the release of the government’s budget. Steeves said that renewing the shoes, rather than buying a new pair, as is tradition, represents the government’s commitment to managing what it has.
Capital budget to focus on maintenance and strong fiscal discipline
Finance Minister Ernie Steeves tabled a $600.6-million capital budget for 2019-20 that aims to maintain infrastructure, restore balance to government finances and manage the province’s debt.
Second-quarter results show a deficit of $131.4 million
Finance Minister Ernie Steeves has released second-quarter results for the 2018-19 fiscal year which show a deficit of $131.4 million.
Audited financial statements show surplus
Finance Minister Cathy Rogers today released financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, which show a surplus of $67 million.
Saint John receives Foreign Trade Zone Point designation
Saint John today received federal designation as a Foreign Trade Zone Point, which allows companies to import goods, assemble and store them and re-export them without taxes or duties. From left: Port Saint John CEO Jim Quinn; Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet; Grand Bay-Westfield Mayor Grace Losier; Rothesay Mayor Nancy Grant; Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Quispamsis Coun. ...
Collective agreement signed with court stenographers
The provincial government signed a collective agreement today with Local 1840 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Seated, from left: Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Odette Robichaud, president of Local 1840; and Treasury Board President Roger Melanson. Standing, from left: Anne Craik, Treasury Board negotiator; and Robert LeMoignan, union negotiator.
Collective agreement signed with health-care workers
The provincial government signed a collective agreement on Tuesday, Nov. 28 with Local 1252 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Front, from left: Health Minister Benoît Bourque; Treasury Board President Roger Melanson; and Norma Robinson, president of the union. Back, from left: Anne Craik, negociator with the Treasury Board; and Ralph McBride, provincial coordinator with the union.