N.B. campaign enters final weekend before Monday’s election
New Brunswick’s party leaders have a busy weekend ahead of them, as the election campaign taking up much of their time over the past few weeks draws to a close on Monday.
Governing Liberal Leader Brian Gallant will spend much of Saturday travelling through the province, continuing his bid to become the first sitting premier since 2003 to win a second term.
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The Liberals have promised 118 commitments at a projected cost of $155 million over four years during their campaign – spending that has drawn scorn from Tory Leader Blaine Higgs, who has cast his party as tight-fisted, fiscal conservatives.
Polls have suggested the governing party has the advantage, but pundits say the race has tightened between them and the Progressive Conservatives.
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New Brunswick’s smaller parties will be busy Saturday as well: Green Party Leader David Coon will spend the day canvassing in his riding before attending a private event with environmentalist David Suzuki in the evening.
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New Democratic Party Leader Jennifer McKenzie and People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin will both spend most of the day canvassing in their respective ridings.
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