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The weekly online New Brunswick political panel, hosted by Terry Seguin.

The weekly online New Brunswick political panel, hosted by Terry Seguin.
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The weekly online New Brunswick political panel, hosted by Terry Seguin.

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June 14: Auditor general slams province for continuing fiscal decline

6/14/2018
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Auditor General Kim MacPherson is growing impatient with the province's bleak debt picture. Liberal cabinet minister Roger Melanson, PC Leader Blaine Higgs, Green Party Leader David Coon, NDP candidate Jean-Maurice Landry and People's Alliance Leader Kris Austin joined the weekly panel.

Duration:00:56:05

June 7: Public health office changes spark concern

6/7/2018
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A group of Fredericton doctors is sounding the alarm about the state of public health in New Brunswick ahead of September's provincial election. Liberal Health Minister Benoit Bourque, PC MLA Brian Macdonald, Green Leader David Coon and People's Alliance Leader Kris Austin joined the panel.

Duration:00:39:55

May 24: Are politicians sitting in the legislature enough?

5/25/2018
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The Gallant government has spent fewer sitting days in the legislature than its two predecessors, but does that matter? Would New Brunswickers be better off if politicians sat in the Legislative Assembly more throughout a mandate? Liberal cabinet minister Lisa Harris, PC MLA Bruce Fitch, Green Party Leader David Coon, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin discuss those questions in the CBC Political Panel.

Duration:00:52:47

May 24: Are politicians sitting in the legislature enough?

5/24/2018
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The Gallant government has spent fewer sitting days in the legislature than its two predecessors, but does that matter? Would New Brunswickers be better off if politicians sat in the Legislative Assembly more throughout a mandate? Liberal cabinet minister Lisa Harris, PC MLA Bruce Fitch, Green Party Leader David Coon, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin discuss those questions in the CBC Political Panel.

Duration:00:52:40

May 18: What can be done to keep tuition affordable in New Brunswick?

5/18/2018
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The University of New Brunswick's recent proposal to hike tuition rates has sparked a debate over what can be done to keep tuition rates affordable. Liberal Roger Melanson, the minister of post-secondary education, PC Brian Macdonald, Green candidate Amanda Wildeman and NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie joined the weekly panel.

Duration:00:51:54

May 10: How should New Brunswick respond to the 2018 flood?

5/10/2018
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New Brunswick is still cleaning up from the destructive 2018 flood. Liberal Bill Fraser, PC Leader Blaine Higgs, Green Party Leader David Coon, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin discuss the lessons that can be learned from the 2018 flood. The political panel discusses flood compensation and whether the province was prepared for the disaster.

Duration:01:04:03

May 3: Should the shale gas moratorium be lifted?

5/3/2018
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The contentious shale gas issue was reopened when PC Leader Blaine Higgs said he'd lift the moratorium in sections of the province. Should the shale gas debate be revisited? Liberal Serge Rousselle, Progressive Conservative MLA Jeff Carr, Green Party candidate Megan Mitton, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People's Alliance Leader Kris Austin join the CBC Political Panel.

Duration:00:55:15

April 26: Can politics be removed from paving in New Brunswick?

4/26/2018
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The decision to twin a section of Route 11 is again raising questions about whether politics influences decisions about roadwork in New Brunswick. Liberal Bill Fraser, the transportation minister, Progressive Conservative Jeff Carr, Green Party candidate Marilyn Merritt-Gray, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin joined the weekly panel.

Duration:00:48:25

April 19: Opposition parties grill Liberals over vision for nursing home plan

4/20/2018
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As the Liberals slowly roll out their five-year nursing home plan, opposition parties are left with more questions than answers about the overall vision. Liberal cabinet minister Lisa Harris, PC MLA Brian Macdonald, Green Party Leader David Coon, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People's Alliance Leader Kris Austin join the weekly CBC New Brunswick Political Panel.

Duration:01:01:46

April 12: Harassment allegations against Chris Collins spur debate over policy

4/16/2018
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The Political Panel discuss the fallout from the allegations of harassment against Speaker Chris Collins. Liberal Serge Rousselle, PC Ted Flemming, Green Leader David Coon, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People's Alliance Leader Kris Austen joined the weekly panel.

Duration:00:36:28

March 15: Can New Brunswick tighten its MLA conflict-of-interest laws without going too far?

3/16/2018
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The Political Panel debated whether stronger legislation for MLAs was needed after the release of Integrity Commissioner Alexandre Deschênes's annual report. Liberal cabinet minister Serge Rousselle, PC MLA Sherry Wilson, Green Party Leader David Coon, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People's Alliance Leader Kris Austin joined the debate.

Duration:00:43:09

March 8: Political parties spar over future of rural New Brunswick

3/8/2018
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The Political Panel debated the issues facing rural New Brunswickers after Hartland residents learned this week the village's only bank was closing. Liberal Andrew Harvey, the province's minister of rural affairs, PC Jeff Carr, Green Party Leader David Coon, NDP Leader Jennifer MacKenzie and People's Alliance Leader Kris Austin joined the panel.

Duration:00:56:27

March 1: Future of rural ferries divides political parties

3/5/2018
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The Political Panel examines the future of rural ferries in New Brunswick. Liberal Bill Fraser, the province's transportation minister, PC Ross Wetmore, Green Party Leader David Coon, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People's Alliance Leader Kris Austin joined the weekly debate.

Duration:00:40:54

Why did the Liberals offer a financial rescue package to Saint John?

2/22/2018
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The Political Panel debates the "new deal" for Saint John and whether other municipalities can count on similar packages? Liberal cabinet minister Bill Fraser, PC MLA Bruce Fitch, Green Leader David Coon and People's Alliance Leader Kris Austin join CBC host Terry Seguin.

Duration:00:44:13

Feb 15: Does New Brunswick’s child protection system need a massive overhaul?

2/16/2018
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On the heels of a court case that exposed the unsanitary living conditions of five children in Saint John, the Political Panel discusses what needs to be done with the province’s child protection system. Calls for an overhaul of the system are punctuated by calls for the minister of Families and Children to resign and a discussion about a lack of funding for social workers. Progressive Conservative Dorothy Shepherd, Green Party Leader David Coon, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People's...

Duration:00:42:15

Feb. 8: Are New Brunswickers taxed too much?

2/8/2018
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The Political Panel digs into the contentious issue of taxes and whether citizens have reached their taxation limit. Liberal Finance Minister Cathy Rogers, PC MLA Bruce Fitch, Green Party Leader David Coon, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin joined the panel this week.

Duration:00:57:01

Feb. 1: Liberals pushed on defensive as pre-election budget packed with new spending

2/1/2018
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The Political Panel analyzes the Gallant government’s final budget before September’s provincial election. Finance Minister Cathy Rogers defends the budget, which is packed with new spending. Progressive Conservative MLA Bruce Fitch, Green Party Leader David Coon, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People's Alliance Leader Kris Austin also joined the panel.

Duration:00:58:27

Jan. 25: Why are New Brunswick students continuing to struggle in assessments?

1/26/2018
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New Brunswick’s latest assessment scores are continuing to show students are missing the targets set for science, math and reading. There is controversy swirling around why some students didn’t take the test in 2017. On the CBC New Brunswick Political Panel this week are Liberal cabinet minister Roger Melanson, Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs, Green Party Leader David Coon, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin.

Duration:00:57:06

Jan. 18: What issues will dominate the 2018 New Brunswick election campaign?

1/19/2018
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New Brunswickers will be heading to the polls later in 2018, so the CBC New Brunswick Political Panel analyzes the key issues in the upcoming campaign. Liberal Roger Melanson, Tory Ernie Steeves, Green candidate Wayne Dryer, NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People's Alliance Leader Kris Austin join the panel on Jan. 18.

Duration:01:00:44

Jan. 11: Will the Medavie deal survive the next election and can taxpayers cash in on the deal?

1/12/2018
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The Political Panel continues to debate the controversial Medavie deal to control extra-mural health. The political parties are divided on what should happen to the deal after the election and whether there is a chance New Brunswickers can get a cut from

Duration:00:54:47