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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NDP Nominates Hélène Boudreau in Memramcook-Tantramar

Former Dieppe City Councillor Hélène (Olscamp) Boudreau accepted the nomination for the New Brunswick NDP in Memramcook-Tantramar Monday night at the Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre. Boudreau, a 29 year veteran Registered Nurse, Clinical Research Associate and community activist believes leadership and experience will be important qualities voters will be looking for this fall.

“I know that New Brunswickers are searching for leadership. My values, my experience, and my understanding of the many challenges facing New Brunswickers have brought me to seek the NDP nomination for the Memramcook-Tantramar riding in the upcoming provincial election,” Boudreau said. “I believe that I can provide leadership that can meet the challenges ahead in the areas of health, education, socio-economic development, and the environment.”

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NDP Pledges To End Ban On Pride Flags At Schools

Fredericton – The New Brunswick New Democratic Party is denouncing a decision by the Premier’s office to not allow Leo Hayes High School to raise the Pride Flag in recognition of the school’s Pride Week. NDP Fredericton South candidate Kelly Lamrock says it completely sends the wrong message about LGBT inclusion.

“You can’t say you support inclusion and diversity and then refuse a group from flying the very symbol that represents that diversity,” Lamrock said.  “Young people who want to take a stand against bullying and for inclusion should be given support, not arbitrary rules.”

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