05 Sep
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Government should focus on essential services, not booze and pot sales

The following commentary appeared in The Daily Gleaner September 5th 2017 Back in 2014 the People’s Alliance campaigned on one of our promises to release NB Liquor into the private sector, a move that would save millions annually and lower prices, all the while retaining every dime of profit the agency currently receives in revenue […]

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23 Aug
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Kris Austin uncovers rural response data from Ambulance NB not accurately reported

The People’s Alliance has great concern over ambulance response times in rural areas of the province. According to Ambulance New Brunswick’s contract there is a standard of under 22 minutes from the time of a 911 call to the ambulance arriving on the scene, 90% of the time in rural areas. However, documents obtained by […]

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20 Jul
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Common sense, not conflict, should guide language policy – Kris Austin commentary in The Daily Gleaner

“Last week I had the opportunity to speak with reporter Adam Huras on a number of topics surrounding the provincial election slated for next year. The subsequent article that followed “Ballot Box Issues Examined”, accurately laid out my thoughts on one of the main issues that will no doubt be central in voters minds as […]

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22 Jun
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Kris Austin says $13 million spent to a consulting company to save $10 million an example of Tory/Liberal Government wastefulness

The People’s Alliance Party is deeply troubled with the recent report by the Auditor General of “advisory services” for the Department of Social Development. The former Progressive Conservative government, under Finance Minister Blaine Higgs, awarded the Ernst and Young consulting firm $13 million to find savings within the department of Social Development. The awarding of […]

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12 Jun
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Kris Austin Commentary in The Daily Gleaner: Amazing life in rural NB

True grit, dedication, and a determination to overcome the greatest of obstacles can be an elusive trait in today’s society. However, for those who live in small town New Brunswick those are the very things that become a normal part of life. Take for example the recent fire that destroyed Minto’s only grocery store. The […]

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24 May
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People’s Alliance Party Leader Kris Austin Commentary: Government Can Not Tax It’s Way Into Prosperity

On May 12&13 the People’s Alliance held its Annual General Meeting at the Fredericton Delta. Despite the beautiful Saturday afternoon weather, the event was well attended and the excitement was palpable. Members and supporters came from all across the province to elect the Provincial Board and discuss current issues that affect all New Brunswickers. During […]

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01 May
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Kris Austin Commentary: Around the world and here in New Brunswick, people are demanding real political change

Another election shocker has unfolded. France is now thrust into the global political spotlight with the recent ballot casting that has resulted in a runoff between two anti-establishment candidates. Le Pen and Macron both come from positions that are contrary to typical politics, harnessing the frustration among the French population. The runoff scheduled for May […]

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24 Apr
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Kris Austin pledges major motor vehicle changes under Party’s tax reform plan

At a party rally in Miramichi on Saturday, the leader of the People’s Alliance announced an overhaul of the way used vehicles are taxed, an end to annual registrations, and dropping the front license plate currently required by the province; all of which will be included in the party’s 2018 election platform. Party supporters, who […]

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03 Apr
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Kris Austin says Gallant government property tax scandal highlights need for major changes

The leader of the People’s Alliance party is calling on Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty to resign and the government employees responsible for artificially inflating over 2,000 property owners’ tax bills to be dismissed. CBC New Brunswick had reported “An internal Service New Brunswick email obtained by CBC News shows senior provincial government assessment […]

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