All posts in Economy

  • Not our choices: Unions protest NB budget consultation
    January 14, 2016, by Asaf Rashid

    New Brunswick union representatives and supporters protested planned cuts to education and health care and moves to privatize at the latest government of New Brunswick public consultation on the upcoming […]

  • $15/hour minimum wage campaign launches in NB
    December 1, 2015, by Tracy Glynn

    The NB Common Front for Social Justice, backed by 27 community and labour organizations, is calling on the New Brunswick government to implement a $15/hour minimum wage. New Brunswick’s minimum […]

  • This Changes Everything to screen in Saint John, Fredericton
    November 11, 2015, by This Changes Everything - thefilm.thischangeseverything.org/

    What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over […]

  • Looking behind the mask of austerity in New Brunswick
    June 22, 2015, by Asaf Rashid

    One word defines the New Brunswick 2015 /2016 budget and its aftermath: austerity, largely felt through cuts to public services. The cuts have galvanized the creation of the NB Prosperity […]

  • NB Prosperity, Not Austerity Coalition forms
    June 15, 2015, by NB Prosperity, Not Austerity Coalition

    Many civil society organisations in the province have decided to join voices to clearly and loudly express that austerity policies are not the solution to the current economic situation, and […]

  • NB Liberals steer towards privatized services
    May 26, 2015, by What's Left This Week

    Nothing hiding behind a curtain here: this week, the Liberals in New Brunswick promoted privatization and outsourcing of public services as the saviour of all problems in the province. Promoting […]

  • Fishing at the end of Energy East pipeline [video]
    May 26, 2015, by Robert van Waarden for Ricochet

    Fisherman David Thompson lives on the Bay of Fundy, at the end point for the proposed Energy East pipeline. Let David explain, in his own words, why that has him […]

  • Liberals defeat Coon’s food bill
    April 30, 2015, by Tracy Glynn

    Despite support from the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick and other food security advocates, Fredericton South MLA David Coon’s local food security bill failed to pass in the Legislature […]

  • The great austerity swindle
    April 28, 2015, by Robin Vose

    Austerity is a powerful buzzword these days, with few signs that its potency or impact will lessen any time soon. It is touted as a strategy for dealing with structural […]

  • Spatial inequality: North End, Saint John
    March 17, 2015, by Peter David Johnston

    Planning perils Scott Crawford, community developer with the ONE (Old North End) Change group, sits in his office on Victoria Street with an aerial map of Saint John’s north end. […]

  • Debt, our common problem [audio]
    January 15, 2015, by From the Margins

    From mortgages, to payday loans, to student debt, to moral obligations, how does debt shape our lives and our society? And how can we overcome it? These questions are being […]

  • Energy East open house in Saint John met with opposition
    November 1, 2014, by Tracy Glynn

    TransCanada files pipeline application with National Energy Board Saint John – On the same day that TransCanada filed its 30,000 page application to the National Energy Board for its Energy […]

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    Successes and shortfalls: Occupy movement in retrospect
    September 22, 2014, by Nikita Smith

    September 17th marked the third anniversary of the Occupy movement which began in New York City where thousands of citizens protested the fraudulent lending practices that eventually led to the […]

  • New Brunswick’s Great Resource Giveaway [video]
    July 28, 2014, by Dee Shanger

    About 160 people in Fredericton and 125 in Saint John came out to the recent stops in the Great Resource Giveaway tour. The tour includes talks by Charles Theriault, a […]

  • From the Margins: Dying to Please You [audio]
    June 27, 2014, by From the Margins

    Dying to Please You: Indigenous Suicide in Contemporary Canada. This series of two episodes of From the Margins features a presentation by Roland Chrisjohn covering the subject matter of a […]

  • 184 NB professors: halt forest plan
    May 16, 2014, by Professors & instructors at NB's universities & the Maritime College of Forest Technology

    Professors and instructors from New Brunswick’s four public universities and the Maritime College of Forest Technology have written to New Brunswick Minister of Natural Resources Paul Robichaud to demand that […]

  • Hundreds come out to oppose Irving forestry deal
    May 14, 2014, by Asaf Rashid

    Fredericton – The lawn of the New Brunswick Legislature was full of people and mock tree stumps yesterday, May 13th. Hundreds from across the province showed up to oppose the […]

  • From the Margins: Elsipogtog and the media [Audio]
    February 11, 2014, by From the Margins

    Listen to From the Margins, Feb 10, 2014, here. The show features: A quick update on the end of the UNB strike. Feature story:  Elsipogtog and the Media: a conversation […]

  • Reducing poverty is fashionable where equality is unimaginable
    September 30, 2013, by Tracy Glynn

    Anti-poverty group hammers Alward’s poverty reduction plan Fredericton – An anti-poverty group says the New Brunswick Alward government’s poverty reduction plan will not alleviate poverty. The government renewed its povert ...

  • What does Lac-Mégantic tell us about Canada’s railways
    July 8, 2013, by Robyn Benson

    Five people confirmed dead. Forty people missing, some of whom might have been literally vapourized. Shops, a crowded drinking spot, the library, the local archives—the downtown core was ripped away, […]

  • Concerns with public forest management on the big screen
    April 4, 2013, by Tracy Glynn

    Charles Thériault, a filmmaker from the northern New Brunswick community of Kedgwick, is making a documentary to answer the question, “Is our forest really ours?” Thériault will show some of […]

  • Can we have prosperity without pipelines?
    March 28, 2013, by Cameron McLean

    Fredericton – The Alward government’s announcement in February that it would be offering its full support to the construction of a pipeline carrying crude bitumen from the Alberta tar sands […]

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    Fredericton’s Great Gathering spurs social innovation
    December 1, 2012, by Matthew Hayes

    Fredericton – Municipal issues featured prominently at last month’s Great Gathering, a community-led open space forum about issues that participants deemed important. The meeting, which did not have an agenda […]

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    Food bank use in New Brunswick continues to rise
    November 1, 2012, by Common Front for Social Justice

    Food Banks Canada has released their annual report, Hunger Counts, and New Brunswick has experienced once again an increase in the number of citizens having to rely on foods banks […]

  • Gathering of people left out of NB’s 2012-13 budget
    April 18, 2012, by Aurea Cormier, Common Front for Social Justice

    Under the lighting of candles, 70 citizens met during the evening of April 17th, in front of Assumption Place in Moncton to say no to the 2012-13 budget presented by […]

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    New Brunswick’s poverty reduction plan: 2 years after
    December 13, 2011, by Auréa Cormier

    It has been two years since the Liberals and Conservatives adopted the New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan to overcome poverty. The goal: by 2014, 25% fewer individuals and […]