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Liberal leader Susan Holt speaks in the legislature on Oct. 19, 2023. Image: Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick video capture

Liberals say New Brunswickers are falling behind

By Regis Phillips Oct 19, 2023 | 3:19 PM

The New Brunswick record on access to housing, health care and child care was criticized in the legislature on Thursday.

Liberal leader Susan Holt said she is hearing from New Brunswickers that they are falling behind.

“Despite all of their hard work, because New Brunswickers are known for their ability to work hard, they are not getting ahead … they’re falling behind,” said Holt.

Holt said her party cannot support the Higgs government’s throne speech.

Premier Blaine Higgs said Tuesday following the throne speech his government is proud of the progress they’ve made, but is facing challenges in housing, child care and especially affordability.

Higgs also stated he’s concerned about how the rising cost of living is directly linked to federal energy policies that are driving up the cost of our necessities.