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  • Up with Anglophone rights
    October 4, 2018, by Rosella Melanson

    The People’s Alliance party has a fixation on bilingualism and it begs an explanation. Actually, it reminds me of the story about a poor farmer who learns that his better-off […]

  • Moncton water belongs in public hands
    May 4, 2018, by Leo Melanson

    Twenty years ago this month, the City of Moncton signed a deal with a for-profit corporation to build, finance and operate our new drinking water treatment plant. No one disputes […]

  • Panhandlers need income assistance, not policing
    May 4, 2018, by Sylvia Hale

    The solution to the “problem” of panhandlers in Fredericton, if there is any problem, is to increase income assistance rates, not to increase policing. The rates are currently set at […]

  • It’s time for a higher N.B. minimum wage
    February 17, 2018, by Jean-Claude Basque

    It is time for New Brunswick to increase its minimum wage.  And contrary to the view of opponents, there are many convincing arguments for adopting this policy change. Consider that […]

  • Opposing health care privatization is not fear mongering
    November 27, 2017, by Cecile Cassista

    Bill No. 5 integrating the Extra-Mural, Ambulance NB and Telecare Programs is now being studied by a standing committee of the Legislative Assembly. If adopted, it will allow the Government […]