NPD plan for environmental leadership

Saint John, August 31 2018 – Tomorrow is the Federal government’s deadline for provinces to submit a plan to reduce their carbon footprint. Jennifer McKenzie presented the NDP plan for carbon reduction to Federal government and handed it to Wayne Long, MP for Saint John Rothesay earlier this morning.

“This is opportunity to lead, not fall behind. It’s about investing in our future. The NDP’s position on carbon reduction ensures citizens and

Pay equity, stable work, fair wages and protection for our workers

Saint John, August 29 – Today in Fallsview park, Jennifer McKenzie with Keith Leblanc (NDP candidate for Fundy-the-Isles – Saint John West) announced that the NDP is committed to standing up for workers’ rights and will take leadership on fundamental reform of our labour laws in this province so that people have stable work, are paid a fair wage, and are protected when they get sick.

“What the NDP is

Improving care for residents and working conditions for workers in nursing homes

Moncton, August 28, 2018 – Jennifer McKenzie and candidates from the Moncton region, Helene Boudreau, Michel Boudreau and Joyce Richardson, announced that the NDP commits to saving New Brunswick community based not for profit nursing home system, and to improving working conditions for nursing home workers and care for residents.

“We have to make sure that all parts of our healthcare system is reliable and strong. Our nursing homes and special care homes

Jennifer McKenzie respond to minimum wage announcement by Liberals

“Today’s announcement that the Liberals want to raise the minimum wage to $14 shows that the NDP is clearly in the drivers seat in New Brunswick. We are driving the agenda across the province by standing up for workers and others who have been poorly neglected and overlooked by back and forth Liberal and Conservative governments. The Liberal government has had the poorest track record for addressing minimum wage.

NDP commits to create a Home Care Services public agency

Jennifer McKenzie committed to creating a new government agency in first mandate, Home Care Services agency to work hand in glove with the Extra Mural Program to provide medical needs and services supports to seniors and other New Brunswickers needing care in their homes. This will allow more patients to receive health care services in their own homes rather than in a hospital. The NDP believe in strong communities, where people look out

Improving access to gender on government ID

Improving access to gender on government ID

August 24, 2018 – Today in front of Service New Brunswick in Saint John, Jennifer McKenzie, leader of the party, and Olivier Hébert, NDP candidate in Fredericton West-Hanwell and first openly trans man candidate in New Brunswick, made an announcement about supporting trans people so they receive the same services as every New Brunswicker expects.

“People should

Environmental plank to take action to address climate change

August 9, 2018 – New Brunswick is quite simply an exceptionally beautiful province with an abundance of natural resources and unspoiled green spaces. From la Baie des Chaleurs to the Bay of Fundy, through the beaches of Shediac to the heights of Mount Carleton, the province is full of magnificent places where young and old alike can enjoy breathtaking natural settings.

It’s a privilege to live in

Keep young New Brunswickers in the province!

No matter where I am in the province, when I knock on the door of a young person and I tell them that the NDP wants them to stay here in New Brunswick, their face lights up.  Our platform is shaped by youth for youth to send a strong signal that they can stay here and build their lives here.  This is not something that they have heard in a very long

NDP is hiring!

Provincial Organizer – Job description

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Provincial Organizer will be responsible for Riding District Association development, candidate recruitment, identifying and training candidates and activists, fundraising support, and overall election preparedness for a specific region of the province.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist NDP RDAs in pre-election organizing including development of outreach plans, fundraising plans, local social media plans, membership drives, specific events, and local volunteer recruitment.
  • Recruit

NDP response to The Saint John Living Wage report

The NDP applaud and thank the Human Development Council and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives for their excellent report entitled The Saint John Living Wage 2018 , which states that the living wage in this city is $18.18/h.
We believe that the NDP plan for a $15 minimum wage is a bold step forward to provide leadership to increase standards for all workers. $11.25/h is clearly not a living wage