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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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English


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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

Jan. 4: Liberals defend Medavie deal over extramural care (Replay)

1/4/2018
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The Gallant government has been defending its contentious deal with Medavie to take over management of the extramural program. This is a replay of the Nov. 16 Political Panel that dug into the controversial contract.

Duration:00:36:27

Dec. 14: The politics of pot in New Brunswick

12/15/2017
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The political panel debates whether the New Brunswick government has set the price for cannabis too high when it becomes legal next year, where the newfound revenue will go and how the new structure will actually work.

Duration:00:52:00

Dec. 7: Where are all the jobs going in New Brunswick?

12/7/2017
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The political panel pours over the latest unemployment numbers in New Brunswick and how the province shed 200 full-time jobs and 2,500 part-time jobs in November.

Duration:01:00:39

Nov. 2: Donald Arseneault's second job earns him an ultimatum from the premier

12/5/2017
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The political panel discusses Premier Brian Gallant's ultimatum to Liberal MLA Donald Arseneault: quit the second job as a government relations officer or sit as an independent.

Duration:00:35:52

Nov. 9: Controversial chemical glyphosate sparks debate

12/5/2017
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The political panel discusses the controversy surrounding glyphosate, a chemical that's stirred debate in the province and around the world.

Duration:00:54:59

Nov. 16: Reforms to extramural nursing and Tele-Care under fire

12/5/2017
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The political panel debates the Gallant government's decision to privatize the management of extramural nursing and Tele-Care.

Duration:00:36:51

Nov. 23: Is New Brunswick's inclusion policy a 'race to the bottom'

12/5/2017
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The political panel discusses the province's inclusion policy, how it is working and what to make of the latest criticism of the program

Duration:00:48:54

Nov. 30: Weighing the political fallout from the auditor general's report into the assessment scandal

12/5/2017
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The political panel digs into Auditor General Kim MacPherson's report into the property assessment scandal and what must be done in the future.

Duration:00:45:50

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