All posts in Economy

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Poverty costs New Brunswickers $2 billion dollars per year
    October 1, 2011, by Common Front for Social Justice

    Halifax/Moncton – A new study released on September 27th, 2011, entitled Cost of Poverty in New Brunswick, co-authored by economist Angella MacEwen and Christine Saulnier, reveals that: Poverty costs the […]

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    The good, the bad and the ugly
    January 8, 2011, by NB Media Co-op

    The Common Front for Social Justice assesses progress in the fight against poverty in New Brunswick The Common Front for Social Justice has released its assessment of where the province […]

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    Wages and welfare lagging behind food prices
    November 25, 2010, by Alex Corey

    A survey of food prices conducted by the Common Front for Social Justice in July and August showed that food prices have risen sharply in the last four years. Their […]

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    Common Front calls for social assistance rate increases
    November 17, 2010, by Linda McCaustlin and Aurea Cormier

    Moncton – The new government of David Alward should immediately increase incomes for people who are living on social assistance. The last two Hunger Count Reports have revealed that during […]

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    Miramichi included in Communities in Crisis study
    September 20, 2010, by Canadian Labour Congress

    Between October 2008 and August 2009, Canada lost 486,000 full-time jobs. Dramatic as they are, even these figures do not speak to the experiences of workers whose lives are being […]

  • Common Front: People with disabilities could face rent increase
    September 10, 2010, by Common Front for Social Justice

    Kelly Lamrock is attacking New Brunswickers on certified disability with his changes in delivering their yearly supplement, according to the Common Front for Social Justice. “Once again, this government is […]

  • Tenant rights still far from protected in NB
    June 7, 2010, by Anne-Drea Allison

    Roomers and boarders now have more protection because of changes to New Brunswick’s Residential Tenancies Act. The changes, however, fail to make key improvements for renters. The updated Act still […]

  • Cranberry cooperative goes big in Rogersville
    April 4, 2010, by Tracy Glynn

    Rogersville, a predominately francophone village in southeastern New Brunswick with a population of 1,100 and greater regional population of 3,500, is set to become North America’s largest cranberry growing farm. […]

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    Atlantica protesters sentenced in Halifax
    February 25, 2010, by Tracy Glynn

    Three of the four remaining defendants in charges relating to demonstrations against the Atlantica Conference held in Halifax in 2007 have been granted conditional discharge. Asaf Rashid, George Dalli and […]

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    Little hope for the poor in latest provincial budget
    December 3, 2009, by NB Media Co-op

    The Common Front for Social Justice, one of the largest organizations working towards the eradication of poverty in New Brunswick, says that thirty seven thousand poor New Brunswickers were left […]

  • Reclaiming the Forbidden Forest
    March 23, 2007, by Tracy Glynn

    Sarah Teitelbaum, a PhD candidate studying community forestry at the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick, sees hope in the model of community forestry, […]