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February 12, 2018, by Edee Klee

Today’s news announced that New Brunswick may actually be in last place for economic growth. Cue online comment sections crammed with cynicisms and defeatist shoulder shrugs. But what if we […]

Shrinking Saint John at breaking point under provincial tax structure

October 19, 2017, by Pete Johnston

The city of Saint John can no longer sustain itself under the current provincial tax system, according to a report presented by city manager, Jeff Tra ...

J.D. Irving gets lower tariff on softwood sales to U.S., smaller producers must pay more

June 5, 2017, by David Palmer

The news that small independent sawmills across the Maritimes are being hit with a 19.88 percent tariff on lumber exports to the U.S., while J.D. Irvi ...

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Pay Equity Coalition “frustrated and discouraged” with budget announcement

February 12, 2017, by Asaf Rashid

The New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity is feeling “frustration and discouragement,” in response to New Brunswick’s 2017-2018 budget, acc ...

  • $15/hour minimum wage campaign launches in NB [updated]
    March 24, 2016, by Tracy Glynn

    The NB Common Front for Social Justice, backed by over 35 community and labour organizations, is calling on the New Brunswick government to implement a $15/hour minimum wage. New Brunswick’s […]