Today Don Arsenault, who was one of the top ministers in the Gallant Liberal government, has resigned, forcing a by-election in Campbellton-Dalhousie, less than a year before a general election.


“The resignation of one of Premier Gallant’s top cabinet ministers, who would rather take a private sector job than stay in this Liberal caucus, is further evidence that the Gallant Liberals are in a state of disarray” said NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie.


“Too many New Brunswickers already believe that politicians do not serve their best interests. We need an ethical, moral government that puts the people’s interest ahead of their own,” said Ms. McKenzie. “For over a century the Liberals and Conservatives have been in government. It will take a new party to clean up the old boys club in New Brunswick. The NDP is ready to bring about that change.”