Roger Melanson

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Lopsided tax burden falls heaviest on commercial property owners

"We simply cannot afford to miss out on property tax revenue at this time," then-finance minister Roger Melanson said in a news release. Commercial property...

Better wastewater treatment will protect Petitcodiac River and support tourism in New Brunswick

(press release)The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Deputy Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of...

Botched snowplow deal still without government review

At the time Roger Melanson, who was the transportation minister, promised a review of the tendering process in order to make improvements and possibly prevent...

Province, feds reach agreement under new federal infrastructure funding programs

... New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig; Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor; Miramichi-Grand Lake MP Pat Finnigan; Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey; Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier;...

New Brunswick's HST hike outweighs spending cuts

By JOHN WILLIAMSON: New Brunswick Treasury Board Minister Roger Melanson has a tough job as the province's workhorse on tax and spending. But his policies...

"But I also think there's a pretty hard line in the sand when it comes to certain behaviours."

"But I also think there's a pretty hard line in the sand when it comes to certain behaviours."The provincial government has three months from the...

Feds expect provinces to ratify free trade deal next year, with booze in the mix

"It's not being discussed at this time because it's in front of the courts," Roger Melanson, the New Brunswick minister responsible for trade issues, told...

Booze wars: Premiers squabble over free trade of alcohol in bid to protect bottom line

"It's not being discussed at this time because it's in front of the courts," Roger Melanson, the New Brunswick minister responsible for trade issues, told...

Retired civil servants seek class action status in pension fight

The New Brunswick government is in court fighting to stop 13,000 retired civil servants from banding together in a single lawsuit over the province's new...

New Brunswick, Ottawa differ on personal use of alcohol in talks

A day after Melanson appeared to rule out negotiations on cross-border shopping for alcohol, Bains released a statement saying Ottawa and all the provinces had...

Alcohol not included in interprovincial trade deal due to appeal

A pending deal to lower trade barriers between the provinces won't include beer and liquor, according to a New Brunswick cabinet minister. Roger Melanson says...

Wednesday's Area Results

Bryce Melanson, Matt Seward (7) and Jake Lanpher; Jon Rubin, Zach Gull (8) and Matt Pingitore. Records: N 13-9, W 7-13. Framingham 6, East Side...

New Brunswick braces for 2% HST increase

A provincial poverty advocate is worried about how an increase in the harmonized sales tax is going to affect people with low incomes. On Friday,...

Friday's Area Results

MS 001 100 0 — 2 9 5. Jason Higgins, Bryce Melanson (7) and Jake Lanpher; Steve Saucier and Brian Sarkisian. Records: NC 7-5, MS...

Different province, similar economic decline

Finance Minister Roger Melanson told reporters the government wants a high tax on beer because “NB Liquor is an important contributor to generating revenues for...

Wednesday's Area Results

Bryce Melanson and John Lanpher; Sam Knox and Cam O'Toole. Records: GH 5-5, NC 5-5. Main South 10, Wachusett 0. MS 420 130 ... 2,...

John Williamson: Politicians are just giving up trying to save New Brunswick

Outgoing Finance Minister Roger Melanson told reporters the government wants a high tax on beer because “NB Liquor is an important contributor to generating revenues...

Rogers Deploys Gigabit Service in New Brunswick

"We're pleased to see Rogers expand and invest their Gigabit Internet in the region," Roger Melanson, New Brunswick's president of the treasury board, says. "Increasing...

Cabinet shuffle adds 2 new faces and moves all but 2 members

Cathy Rogers, the MLA from Moncton South, replaces Roger Melanson at finance. She becomes the first female finance minister in the province's history. Melanson takes...

Moosehead president says lower taxes are the answer to cross-border beer issue

FREDERICTON -- The president of Moosehead Breweries says until taxes on beer are reduced in New Brunswick, people will continue to cross the border to...

HST credit payments for eligible New Brunswickers to begin in October

CRA will distribute the HST credit on behalf of the provincial government by adding it to the federal GST/HST credit payments already received by eligible...

Moosehead benefited from special treatment, NB Liquor document says

Finance Minister Roger Melanson, to whom NB Liquor reports, said late Wednesday he would get a briefing on the past practices, but told reporters he...

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School honor roll

... Chelsea Irvine, Danielle Johnson, William Johnson, Brenna Jorgensen, Jillian Kelley, Natalie Kemper, Shayak Khatua, Allyson LaBonte, Tess McGillis, Alyssa McNamara, Jillian Melanson, Nina Morrison,...

NB residents frustrated over impassable roads

... to do some redesign work and some engineering work to fix it, and have a permanent situation for these and that's why there's been...

It's a wrap: Courthouse Crepes set to open in June

Plenty more, along with burgers, soups and salads, are planned for the 1,300-square-foot building, co-owners Justin Melanson and Gary Miller said. Besides crepes, coffee and...

Hundreds of protesters take Gagetown Ferry fight to NB legislature

The distance across the river is less than a kilometer and the ferry ride was only five minutes. Now residents say getting from one side...

Bertin LeBlanc denies politics involved in work for wind project

A Liberal insider and consultant says there's nothing political about his role working for a First Nation's plan to generate wind energy and sell it...

NB Power may seek partner for Mactaquac project, says Roger Melanson

The Gallant government says NB Power could give up partial ownership of major assets, such as the Mactaquac Dam, to lower the cost of refurbishing...

New Brunswickers encouraged to complete census questionnaire

“All levels of government rely on the information collected during the census to plan for the future provision of services like education, housing, skills training,...

NBU urges New Brunswick to follow Nova Scotia's lead

During his 2016 budget speech, New Brunswick's Finance Minister, Roger Melanson, noted an Alternative Service Delivery (ASD) unit would be established within the Department of...

Gagetown takes home the gold from Regional Badminton Championships

Senior Men's Final: MCpl Roger Snook (Gander) def. MCpl Patrick Porter (Shearwater) 21-12, 21-13. Master Men's Final: Cpl Roger Simard (Gagetown) def. MWO Serge Boily...

Bill Morneau pitches federal budget during New Brunswick visit

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is stopping in New Brunswick on Tuesday as he pitches the Trudeau government's first budget as a plan to grow the...

Friday's Area Results

COLLEGES. Baseball. Worcester State 3, Roger Williams 2 (11 innings). Softball. Worcester State 6, Bowdoin 6. WSU 100 140 - 6 9 0. BOW 200...

NB fiscal update promise not being kept, says opposition

Following the election, Liberal Finance Minister Roger Melanson established a timetable for regular financial updates, including third quarter reports "on or before" February 15 of...

Melanson Design mixes art and construction

. Justin Melanson left the Amish and started a business. He runs Melanson Design, a construction company. He wants to build houses for homeless vets.

Roger Melanson applauds new infrastructure cash in federal budget

The Trudeau government's decision to spend billions on infrastructure projects will help rev up New Brunswick's stalled economy, according to Finance Minister Roger Melanson. The...

Liberals defend plan to privatize transportation work

The Gallant government is defending its plan to privatize large parts of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure and is challenging the PC opposition to...

Liggiero, others, get back to the college diamonds

Pino also had five ground ball pickups in the Lasers season opening loss to Roger Williams back on March 3. ... Other Tewksbury runners included...

Hartland's Craig Manufacturing expanding, hiring more workers

After Transportation Minister Roger Melanson announced the cancellation of the snow plow tender, the president of Les Produits Métalliques, Andre Tremblay, stated that he would...

Bearcats goalie honoured for 'MVP calibre season' | The Chronicle ...

Jacob Fancy of the Truro Bearcats has been named top goalie by the Maritime Hockey League. Fancy backstopped the Bearcats to the top spot in...

Municipalities may benefit from Saint John ending Canaport LNG tax break

A CBC News review of New Brunswick's municipal funding formula shows more than 70 communities have a significant financial stake in Saint John's tax treatment...

Old Lorne Middle School eyed for health, employment training centre

A coalition of community groups in Saint John wants time to put together a proposal to take over the former Lorne Middle School in the...

CUPE accuses government of playing politics with transportation jobs

Realignment of the department, and transformation." Hardy said the union was told at a January meeting with Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Roger Melanson and...

Roger Melanson's budget was 'status-quo,' say entrepreneurs

. 21 Inc.'s Vanessa Paesani is anxious to hear more about 'education and new economy fund' announced by premier. CBC News Posted: Feb 04, 2016...

Roger Melanson hikes HST, cuts bureaucracy in Liberal budget ...

Finance Minister Roger Melanson confirmed the two-percentage-point hike in the HST, which had been expected for months, on Tuesday in the Gallant government's second budget.

Finance minister says 1300 civil service positions will be cut over 5 years

Roger Melanson, finance minister. "Over time, layers develop in every organization," Melanson's budget speech said. "These layers eventually prevent ideas from flow, limit dissemination of...

Roger Melanson hikes HST, cuts bureaucracy in Liberal budget

The New Brunswick government is moving forward with an increase in the harmonized sales tax and cuts to the civil service as it attempts to...

NB to cut management jobs in civil service by 30 per cent

Last week, Finance Minister Roger Melanson said the government had already saved $115 million through initiatives such as cutting the pay of the premier and...

Bathurst business worried about possible HST hike

"The federal government needs to be notified 120 days prior to, so if there is a decision to go forward with that, we will follow...

Toll proposal worries area officials, residents

The province has not made any decisions, but its finance minister, Roger Melanson, said a decision would be made in time for the release of...