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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28 Mar
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Enhanced home care the most effective way to help seniors

The following is commentary from People’s Alliance leader Kris Austin which appeared in The Daily Gleaner on Tuesday March 28th, 2017 On January 17 The Council on Aging chaired by two distinguished individuals released a report detailing some key thoughts and ideas on how government can best assist citizens in their senior years. “An Aging […]

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23 Mar
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People’s Alliance Party Wants Property Tax System Fixed Immediately

The People’s Alliance is calling for the Gallant government to immediately fix the unfair assessments across the province. Property owners throughout New Brunswick are facing unbearable increases to their property taxes due to having their properties’ assessed value hiked by the province. This is causing some owners to pay 40% more in taxes or higher […]

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14 Mar
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Kris Austin questions layoff of Francophone employees from Moncton Hospital

As leader of the People’s Alliance, Kris Austin is questioning reports that multiple Francophone employees were recently laid off from the Moncton Hospital after failing a written English language test. Moncton Hospital is part of the Horizon Health Authority Network. “My understanding is that each of these individuals was hired after having successfully passed an […]

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14 Mar
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Kris Austin Daily Gleaner commentary “Must choose lives over language”

Here we go again. Just when it seems the language issue in New Brunswick has settled down (or at least on the surface), we are thrust into another debacle. Only this time, lives may be hanging in the balance. Last year, the Gallant government made a smart decision by implementing a pilot project to introduce […]

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01 Mar
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Kris Austin commentary discusses ending the unfair double tax system on properties, giving assessment powers to municipalities

**The following unedited commentary was submitted to Brunswick news and appeared in The Daily Gleaner’s March 1st paper.** 03/01/2017 The Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations in it’s 2016 Rental Housing Business Magazine, stated that New Brunswick’s tax regime on apartment buildings and second properties are “disturbing” and that “no other province treats tenants worse…”. For […]

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20 Feb
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People’s Alliance aim to overhaul property double tax to spur development, give relief to renters

Saint John, N.B. February 20th, 2017 The leader of the People’s Alliance party held a press conference at Picaroons in Saint John to announce the party’s intention to eliminate the property double tax on businesses, developers, and citizens once elected. Currently, New Brunswick is the only province in Canada using this “double tax” system which […]

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07 Feb
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Kris Austin says 2017-18 budget deficit and total debt is alarming

The People’s Alliance is once again calling on the Gallant government to stop trimming the edges and to begin addressing the real issues with our fiscal challenges. For the past 10 years, both Liberal and Conservative governments have continued to run an annual operating deficit and increased the provincial debt nearly 3 fold. This puts […]

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