Cardy welcomes former MLA LeBlanc to NDP

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick NDP Leader Dominic Cardy welcomed former Liberal MLA Abel LeBlanc to the NDP at a press conference Monday in Saint John. Cardy said he was happy to have someone of LeBlanc’s experience joining the party.

“Anyone who knows Abel knows he is a man of strong personal convictions and someone who works tirelessly for the people in his constituency,” Cardy said. “This is precisely the kind of person we need to help build this party.”

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NDP Calls for Restored Funding for Autism Early Intervention Centres

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick New Democratic Party Leader Dominic Cardy is calling for the restoration of funding to government-contracted agencies that provide pre-school children with autism early intervention programs across New Brunswick. Cardy believes the cuts, effective June 1st, are short sighted and will cost the province more in the long run.

“Autism interventions before age five are most effective, save money long term and most importantly give kids the best chance at a full and rewarding life,” Cardy said. “This is short-sighted and shows why we need NDP MLAs to stop these backroom decisions.”

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NDP Supports Medical Society’s call for Health Officer Independence

FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick New Democratic Party Leader supports the New Brunswick Medical Society’s call for a legislative guarantee of independence for public health officers from political interference. NDP Fredericton North Candidate Brian Duplessis said health and well-being of New Brunswickers must be the top priority.

“We need to allow our provincial health officers to protect New Brunswickers without fear or concern of political repercussions,” Duplessis said. “Quite frankly, this is a move that is long overdue.”

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Cardy Congratulates Boudreau for being named one of YWCA Moncton’s Women of Distinction

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick New Democratic Party Leader Dominic Cardy offered congratulations to NDP Memramcook-Tantramar candidate Hélène Boudreau on being named one of the YWCA’s 2014 Women of Distinction. Boudreau joins seven other community leaders who were honoured Thursday night in Moncton.

“This recognition is well deserved for all eight honourees,” Cardy said. “I know Hélène’s track record as a civic leader and community activist speaks for itself.  I congratulate Hélène and the other nominees for this tremendous honour.”

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NDP Nominates Joe Gee in Carleton-Victoria

Joe Gee accepted the nomination for the New Brunswick NDP in Victoria-Carleton Friday night in Perth-Andover. Gee, a community support worker and part-time farmer grew up in Carlingford and attended Southern Victoria High School in Perth-Andover. Gee believes his deep roots in the community will serve him well in representing the people of Carleton-Victoria as their next MLA.

“My goal is to work with the NDP to help change the common stereotype people have of politicians by listening to people, keeping people informed and continuing to work hard for progressive change,” Gee said. “I welcome everyone in the riding getting to know me and bringing me their concerns. New Brunswick will not change until people know who and what they are voting for.”

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