You should have been there last night; it was a sight to behold! Somewhere upwards of 2000 former civil servants fighting for their rights, amid tears and outrage directed at an embattled Minister of Finance.
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Honorable David Alward,
Objet: Les régimes des retraités de la province du NB
Suite à une session d’information tenue à Edmundston le 4 avril dernier par la Coalition touchant les régimes des retraités du Nouveau-Brunswick, je suis resté estomaqué et déçu de l’intention de votre gouvernement de modifier les régimes de retraités.
We had occasion to view the Question Period in the Legislature yesterday and were disappointed with the responses to the questions asked by the Opposition concerning Pensions; moving from PSSA to SRPP.
Honourable Craig Leonard
Dear Mr. Leonard,
Please find enclosed a copy of a letter to the Premier, which I as a former Superintendant of Pensions, regarding the government’s dishonouring contracts and pension trusts.
I am writing you, however, as my MLA.
My personal situation is that I was offered early retirement, (because the former Premier thought there were too many old looking people in government).
Hello Mr. Kennedy;
First of all let me say a huge thank you for all of your efforts on behalf of the retirees of this province. This initiative is gaining steam across the province and I have been in contact with people from all parts of the province. I can tell you they are looking forward to you and your team heading to Bathurst next week. I have taken the time to forward letters to some of the local MLA’s in the Moncton area, and I did get a response from one on the government side who is sympathetic to our cause.