NDP Calls For Tougher Impaired Driving Measures

Fredericton – The New Brunswick New Democratic Party is calling for the Province to adopt tougher impaired driving measures including the use of a roadside drug impairment detection device. NDP Fredericton North candidate Brian Duplessis said the changes are necessary to help make New Brunswick’s roads and highways safer.

“This is about saving lives, plain and simple,” Duplessis said. “We have evidence that these measures, when adopted by other provinces, had a significant impact in reducing deaths and arrests caused by impaired driving.”

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Cardy heading to Ukraine to monitor elections

Fredericton – New Brunswick New Democratic Party Leader Dominic Cardy is travelling to the Ukraine as part of the Canadian Election Observation Missions (CANEOM), in support of Ukraine’s democratic development, to observe the preparations for Ukraine’s May 25th presidential elections.  Cardy will be one of 100 short-term observers (STO’s) along with 39 long-term observers (LTO’s) sent on the mission.

“I am honored to be a part of this mission,” Cardy said. “We often talk about the principles of democracy in the abstract; it is satisfying to be a part of an effort to ensure they are upheld in practice.”

Cardy was selected from the more than 1,500 Canadians who applied to CANEOM to be observers of Ukraine’s early presidential elections. The mission is funded by the Government of Canada.

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Charles Doucet Will Carry the NDP Banner in Moncton Southwest For The Next Provincial Election

(Moncton) Former federal conservative candidate for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe Charles Doucet gratefully accepted the nomination to serve as NDP candidate for Moncton Southwest last Thursday evening during a well-attended meeting held at the Beausejour Curling Club.

“From the bottom of my heart, I have to tell you I’m deeply moved that you so quickly and unconditionally chose to offer both me and the NDP your support.  I truly believe that the NDP, and its leader Dominic Cardy have the plan, have what it takes to get this province back on track” Mr. Doucet told the audience to a rousing round of applause.

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NDP Proposes $1.1 Billion in Debt Reduction Initiative

Convert 49% of future NB Liquor earnings through income trust, Cardy proposes

Fredericton – The New Brunswick New Democratic Party is proposing to convert 49% of Alcool NB Liquor earnings to an income trust that could generate as much as $1.1 billion dollars for debt reduction while providing an excellent savings opportunity for New Brunswickers. Units in the income trust would be sold on the market, with ANBL employees and New Brunswick residents getting access to preferential shares.

“The income trust model is a chance for New Brunswickers to invest in New Brunswick,” NDP leader Dominic Cardy said. “Instead of selling off the NBLC to corporate interests on Bay Street or Hong Kong or to friends of the Government, the money will stay in New Brunswick for New Brunswickers.”

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Cardy says job numbers underscore need for change

Fredericton – New Brunswick New Democratic Party Leader Dominic Cardy is calling for a 0% small business tax and the implementation of a new job tax credit (NJTC) in wake of the latest Statistics Canada figures that show a net loss of 5,400 jobs in New Brunswick last month alone.

“The numbers prove something we’ve been saying all along – the status quo is not working and we need a bold new approach if we want to get New Brunswickers working again.” Cardy said. “We need a clear plan to move this province forward in terms of job creation.”

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