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New Brunswick
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Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick
1,444 days in office
59th legislature of New Brunswick
09 Nov 2018 - 17 Aug 2020
60th legislature of New Brunswick
29 Sep 2020 - Present

The 2020 New Brunswick general election was held on September 14 to elect the 49 members of the 60th Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick.

The Progressive Conservative Party, led by incumbent Premier Blaine Higgs, won 27 seats, forming a majority government. Higgs was head of a minority government since the 2018 elections.

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Promise History

2.12.22 - “Build new affordable housing units[.]”

In progress
27-Apr-2021

“The department plans to invest in more affordable housing units as part of the provincial housing strategy which aims at reducing the rental housing waitlist by 25 per cent during the 10 years it covers.”

In progress
27-Apr-2021

““Thanks to the new provincial budget, more work will be accomplished in the housing sector as the funding allocated to the department’s Housing Branch will increase by about 17 per cent, from $97 million last year, to over $114 million this year,” said Fitch. The department plans to invest in more affordable housing units as part of the provincial housing strategy which aims at reducing the rental housing waitlist by 25 per cent during the 10 years it covers.”

In progress
21-Dec-2020

“The provincial government announced today its participation in the development of a 125-unit housing project in Moncton that will help support people in need and address homelessness. As part of its efforts to build vibrant and sustainable communities, the provincial government will invest $6 million over three years in the Rising Tide project. […] The group has a plan, supported by the city and the provincial government, to purchase and renovate properties that will provide 125 units of affordable housing for current users of homeless shelters in Moncton. The project also includes funding for the creation of up to seven community case managers, each of whom would serve about 15 clients.”

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“Affordable housing is widely defined as housing that costs less than 30 per cent of a household’s income. That’s the definition both the province and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation use.”

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