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Youth mental health deserves more than flippant responses from government


There’s an obvious disconnect happening in our society, and while there’s no single answer to solve the issues we’ve created, there are a few obvious steps we could be taking to improve the situation –…

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Where is New Brunswick’s Mayor Pete?


I don’t know Mayor Pete, but I’m starting to really like him. Seems a lot of other folks are, too, and not just those in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana, where he’s wrapping up…

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Visitor Information Centres about more than just directions


New Brunswickers are resilient. We are creative. We can do incredible things when pushed to think outside traditional parameters. And shaking up the status quo of our provincial approach to tourism is not a bad…

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Arts education deserves our attention, too


My social and traditional media feeds, as well as my conversations among friends, remain largely occupied with discussions around our provincial government’s review of Early French Immersion. I’m engaged in the debate and think it’s…

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Government’s consultation on French Immersion gets failing grade


This isn’t the first time I’ve shared my opinion on this province’s early French Immersion program, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. This week, the education minister announced that “the French Immersion entry…

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The next 50 years of the Official Languages Act


Anniversaries are powerful motivators. The milestones force us to reflect on what has passed and what is to come in that next span of time. This April marks the 50th anniversary of New Brunswick’s Official…

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Liquor laws prevent groups from enjoying downtown dining


As we look to setting intentions and resolutions for 2019, I’d like to once again call on our local and provincial leaders to focus attention on attracting and engaging families in our communities. Great strides…

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Small Towns can Dream Big and Deliver


With a population of less than 3,500 teetering on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the town of Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, might not seem a likely economic powerhouse. And yet, its Millennial mayor has…

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Moving From Conflict to Cohesion in New Brunswick Politics


A recent headline in the Globe and Mail captured the heart of what saddens me about our political system: society’s appetite for perpetual conflict too often becomes the focus of politicians’ campaigns and governance. Commenting…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: Parenting and Pot


Adult recreational use of marijuana becomes legal in Canada on October 17, 2018 – and according to a survey commission by Moncton-based Organigram, parents in Atlantic Canada are feeling the most prepared to talk with…

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