Thursday, August 31, 2006

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

“We will immediately restore the ambulance service cut by the Lord Government.” - Shawn Graham

LIBERALS PLEDGE SINGLE PROVINCE-WIDE AMBULANCE SERVICE: GRAHAM PROMISES SERVICE WILL MEET INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION
August 30, 2006

Boiestown, August 30, 2006 – Liberal Leader Shawn Graham has committed today that a Liberal government will establish a single, province-wide ambulance service.

“I have spent the last few weeks traveling throughout New Brunswick talking about the 3Es – energy, education and the economy,” said Graham. “And people have asked about how health care fits in. It’s very simple – if you’re looking to grow your region, attract investment and bring in new families, you need to have a quality, stable health care system.”

Graham announced that a new Liberal government would ensure that a single, province-wide ambulance service modeled on the Nova Scotia system is put in place in New Brunswick.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Shawn Graham Speaks to New Brunswick's Bright Future

Liberal Government will Double Infant Spaces in Daycare

Will establish Moncton Headstart as a Provincial Centre of Excellence in early learning

Graham announced that his government will establish Moncton Headstart as a Centre of Excellence for upgrading the skills of early learning workers around the province. This marks an investment of $2 million a year over the next four years.

“The early years are the foundation of our children’s lives. Programs like the Moncton Headstart Program have been used successfully for many years but far too few New Brunswick children have access to these opportunities,” said Graham. “We want to build on the success of Headstart to create opportunity for more young families.”


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Graham Unveils Northern New Brunswick Initiative

$100 Million fund to focus on closing economic gap

Dalhousie, August 24, 2006 – Liberal Leader Shawn Graham has announced that a Liberal Government will create a Northern New Brunswick Initiative as a comprehensive economic development strategy for Miramichi, the Acadian Peninsula and the Restigouche-Chaleur regions of New Brunswick. The initiative is aimed at closing the gap between these regions and the rest of the province.

“A Liberal government will make job creation a priority again – for all of New Brunswick. We know that to achieve our goal of self-sufficiency tomorrow we need to make investments today,” said Mr. Graham.

“To be a full partner in the North American economy, Northern New Brunswick must have a program of equal economic opportunity. You can’t compete if your infrastructure is inferior,” said Graham. “That is why the cornerstone of this initiative will be a significant investment in the infrastructure of Northern New Brunswick.”

Mr Graham announced that his government would work extensively with partners in these regions, including establishing a comprehensive transportation strategy, expanded communications infrastructure, cost-free space in industrial parks to attract new investment and investments in tourism infrastructure. As well, the Liberal government will study the feasibility of expanding the Belledune Generating Station and of bringing natural gas to Northern New Brunswick.

“We will ensure that this region is a part of building a strong economic future for all of New Brunswick,” stated Mr. Graham.

“We believe that New Brunswick can do better, and this investment will ensure that Northern New Brunswick will not get left behind. We also know that without access to the world economy no region can thrive.”
Graham said he would outline more specific transportation infrastructure investments for these regions as the campaign unfolds. He made the announcement in Dalhousie with Dalhousie – Restigouche East MLA Donald Arseneault.

“The Northern New Brunswick Initiative will be a major factor in the economic success of this region,” said Arseneault. “The North has been neglected by the Lord Government, and under a new Liberal government I know we will be a key component of the economic revitalisation of New Brunswick.”

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Biography

Your Moncton Crescent Liberal Candidate is the definition of compassion, dedication and leadership. Shirley Smallwood is a certified oncology nurse with Beauséjour Regional Health Authority, namely the Dr. Leon Richard Oncology Centre in Moncton.

Shirley has dedicated most of her adult life to increasing public awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Her efforts are responsible for the 1st Annual ALS Charity Golf Tournament, the 1st New Brunswick Walk for ALS and the first ever ALS Patient’s Bill of Rights. Believing that people do make a difference, Shirley gives of her time to coordinate the client services portfolio of the ALS Society of New Brunswick, lectures to health care professionals and government agencies on the subjects of ALS and Autism, while visiting families who have been afflicted by these neurological conditions.

Shirley believes that taking care of the “patients of life” include people of all walks of life and of all ages. Shirley understands the importance of quality health care services for all.

Shirley is a strong advocate for the youth and the young at heart and offers a “can-do” approach to our system's shortcomings. Her track record proves that one person “can make a difference” and Shirley’s determination will serve her and her constituents well in our Province’s Legislative Assembly.

Shirley Smallwood is a proud graduate of the Miss A.J. MacMaster School of Nursing and holds a Bachelor degree in nursing from the Université de Moncton. In addition, Shirley holds a national certification in Oncology as recognized by the Canadian Nursing Association. Shirley is a model volunteer and an important contributor to her community namely as President of the Home & School Association at École Saint Henri, as a youth Soccer Coach in the Codiac Soccer League and as a Sunday School Teacher. Her selfless contributions have earned her the ALS President’s Award and the Myra Rosenfeld Volunteer Award for exemplary volunteerism and compassion both in 2004 and 2005.

Fluently bilingual, Shirley is a life-long resident of Greater Moncton. She and her husband Gordon currently reside on Hilton Drive in Moncton Crescent with their two young sons, Ryan and Alex.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Liberals Commit Start-Up Funding For Small and Medium Size Businesses

Graham aims to assist 50 businesses every year
August 25, 2006

Edmundston, August 25, 2006 - Liberal Leader Shawn Graham has promised a new Liberal Government will establish a new program to provide funding to small- and
medium-sized businesses for start-up, diversification and expansion projects. This $5 million per year program aims to assist 50 businesses ever year over the next four years.

"Economic development is one of the Three Es in the Liberal Charter for Change and small and medium sized businesses have an important role to play in this vision," stated Graham. "Of the 46,000 businesses in this province, 97% have fewer than 50 employees."

"It's evident that small- and medium-sized businesses are key to our economic success. However, according to Statistics Canada, the number of entrepreneurs has decreased in New Brunswick since 2000," said Graham. "There was a time when someone with an entrepreneurial bent could see their dreams mirrored in their leaders. Government was on their side. A new Liberal government will bring back that 'Can-Do' spirit."

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