Legislature wraps for summer break
The New Brunswick legislature has wrapped up for the summer, ending a three-month session that was dominated by energy and health-care issues.
The government brought in a new Electricity Act to reassemble NB Power 10 years after it was broken into seven smaller companies, and there was unanimous support for a proposed West-East pipeline.
The government passed amendments to the Official Languages Act and accepted a report on new electoral boundaries.
Health Minister Hugh Flemming faced criticism from the New Brunswick Medical Society over a plan to cap and cut medicare payments by $20 million in an effort to reduce health-care costs.
A judge ruled that the doctors have a binding contract, but didn't offer comment on the cut to medicare.
Liberal Opposition Leader Brian Gallant says the government has failed to act on many of its platform promises, such as a catastrophic drug plan.
The fall session of the legislature is expected to begin Nov. 26.