Tag: N.B.

Government backbencher won’t support N.B. nighttime emergency room closures

FREDERICTON—Just a day after New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs conceded that a growing backlash to his government’s health-care reforms could hurt him politically, one of his own backbenchers spoke out against the changes. Bruce Northrup issued a statement Thursday to say he cannot support the decision to eliminate the overnight emergency hours at the Sussex…

Lawyer says hundreds concerned by N.B. class-action involving induced labour

MONCTON, N.B.—A lawyer representing women in a proposed class-action lawsuit against New Brunswick’s largest health authority and an obstetrics nurse says hundreds of concerned women have contacted him. The lawsuit, which has not been tested in court, alleges nurse Nicole Ruest improperly gave patients the labour-inducing drug oxytocin, leading to an unusually high number of…

N.B. Greens say no deal with Liberals, Tories as legislature resumes Oct. 23

FREDERICTON—Premier Brian Gallant will convene a new session of the New Brunswick legislature on Oct. 23, but there are increasing signs his government may not be able to hold on to power. Gallant’s Liberals won 21 seats in last month’s provincial election — one fewer than the Progressive Conservatives — with the Green Party and…