All posts in Letters to the Editor

January 17, 2019, by Daniel Legere and Angella MacEwan

The Bank of Canada paused increases to their benchmark interest rate this week, partly because consumption spending and housing investment have been weaker than they expected. But it’s not surprising […]

Allow Bishop’s House to be used as a shelter

November 30, 2018, by Taeyon Kim

Dear Mayor and City Councillors, I’m extremely disheartened by what is happening with the emergency Out of the Cold shelter. So many concerned c ...

CRA poll does not show “surging support” for the NDP

May 9, 2017, by Bruce Wark

To the editor, A front-page story published in the May edition of The Brief reports incorrectly that a recent Corporate Research Associates poll show ...

Irving paper defends Irving tax deal

May 4, 2016, by Jean-Claude Basque

Saint John City Council is trying to renegotiate a 25 year agreement it made with Irving in 2005 that gave the company an annual property tax break on ...

  • No place for discrimination in NB health care: RJNB
    July 24, 2015, by Reproductive Justice NB

    As the Minister of Health, Victor Boudreau is responsible for ensuring that the plans, priorities and actions of New Brunswick health care providers are consistent, inclusive and equitable. His statements […]

  • Time for fair monetary return from NB’s Crown forest
    February 11, 2015, by Norval Balch

    New Brunswick’s Crown land forests are obviously our most important natural resource, so it only makes sense to manage them so that the province obtains a fair monetary return from […]

  • Give the gift of permanent status to migrant workers
    December 16, 2014, by Daniel Legere, President, CUPE - SCFP - NB

    This holiday season while Canadians gather with their family and friends, thousands of migrant live-in caregivers, the vast majority of them women, will be separated from their families.  These women […]

  • Maliseets, declare your pipeline stance
    November 19, 2014, by Andrea Bear Nicholas

    I am concerned about Frank McKenna’s comments that the Treaties of Peace and Friendship mean that First Nations would not have authority to impede development on land in the province. […]

  • The danger of electronic voting machines
    September 25, 2014, by Gary Heathcote

    Nearly all agree: A “fiasco” it was, “confusion” reigned and “technical glitches” explain the strangeness of election night results from New Brunswick’s “vote tabulation system.” Or, rather, from voting machines […]