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Monday, May 5, 2014

Liberal Leader Predicts Alward Government Will Not Backtrack On Shale Gas

What to do about shale gas development is bound to be an election issue in the province. 

Provincial Liberal leader Brian Gallant tells CHSJ News the Alward Government is not going to backtrack on its support for shale gas exploration because to do so would be an admission it was on the wrong track and the governing Conservatives see it as their saviour in turning around the provincial economy.

New Brunswick has been at the bottom among provinces in economic growth over the past four years. 

Provincial Finance Minister Blaine Higgs is arguing shale gas development along with the Energy East pipeline are ways to bring young New Brunswickers, who have gone out west to work in the oil and gas industry, back home again.