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News article: For NDP leader, platform is about winning

Dominic Cardy says he’s not interested in being the leader of a party that doesn’t have a shot at winning any elections.

With that in mind, Cardy, the province’s New Democratic Party leader since 2011, said he’s hoping New Brunswick voters take the time to look over his party’s platform between now and the election on Sept. 22.

What they’ll find, he told a Miramichi Chamber of Commerce audience on Wednesday June 25, is a more robust, common sense vision than what previous iterations of the provincial NDP put forth.

“It’s not really a traditional thing for the NDP to be making an effort to reach out to chambers of commerce, so that’s a message that I’m here to deliver – the NDP has changed, our party is open for business,” Cardy said.

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News article: MacMullin to run for NDP in Moncton East

Energy consultant Roy MacMullin accepted the NDP nomination for Moncton East on Monday night.

MacMullin said as an MLA, he would push to get New Brunswick’s citizens more involved in the democratic process.

“My goal as an NDP MLA for Moncton East would be to involve citizens in the democratic process, provide transparency and good government and ensure public funds are directed to programs that provide the greatest benefit to all New Brunswickers,” he said.

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MacMullin to run for NDP in Moncton East

FREDERICTON – Energy consultant Roy MacMullin accepted the NDP nomination for Moncton East Monday night. MacMullin said as an MLA, he would push to get New Brunswick’s citizens more involved in the democratic process.

“My goal as an NDP MLA for Moncton East would be to involve citizens in the democratic process, provide transparency and good government, and ensure public funds are directed to programs that provide the greatest benefit to all New Brunswickers,” MacMullin said.

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NDP Nominates Stackhouse in Saint John Harbour

FREDERICTON – Former radio broadcaster Gary Stackhouse won the NDP nomination in Saint John Harbour Friday night at the Carleton Community Centre. Stackhouse defeated Wayne Dryer by a count of 43-33 in ballots cast.

“I am humbled and excited to carry the banner for the NDP in this community,” Stackhouse said. “There is much that needs to be done in our community, especially in the areas of poverty reduction, combating drug use, and providing accessible affordable housing. I look forward to tackling these issues on behalf of our community and to fight for a balanced budget and higher literacy rates.”

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Cardy calls for Immediate Action on Advance Care Paramedics

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick NDP Leader Dominic Cardy says the government needs to move immediately on allowing Advance Care Paramedics (ACP) to practice in the province. Health Minister Ted Flemming’s announced stakeholder discussions scheduled for next month are unnecessary given the amount of study that has already taken place.

“The reports are out there – the leg work has been done,” Cardy said. “I’m afraid this is another situation where the government wants to look like they are acting on an issue without actually doing anything.”

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