May 13, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Individuals wishing to learn more about statutory holidays in New Brunswick may find the information on the updated Department of Local Government's website, Local Government Minister Bernard LeBlanc announced today.
"I am pleased to announce that the enhancement of the department's website continues as a result of inquiries received from people in this province," said LeBlanc. "The new information is up in plenty of time for the holiday weekend."
The revamped website provides communities, businesses, and residents with information about the recognized days of rest and statutory holidays which apply in New Brunswick. It also provides a calendar of these holidays for the next four years, which will enable business people and others to plan ahead. It explains the exemptions that are in place for emergency services, certain types of businesses, and special events.
The site has reciprocal links to and from the Department of Tourism and Parks to promote travel within New Brunswick, and the Population Growth Secretariat to provide information for new or prospective Canadians. Operation of the site meets one of Local Government's performance measures under its five-year strategic plan.
LeBlanc said that the Province of New Brunswick is committed to extending the reach of the Internet and e-services throughout the region to assist New Brunswickers and make valuable information easily available.
"I would like to thank Local Government employees for their hard work on this initiative," said LeBlanc. "They have assisted in the promotion of their province in the past, and will continue to do so in the future. Thanks to the efforts of New Brunswickers, we frequently realize that the goal of having a self-sufficient province is becoming increasingly realistic and achievable."
MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Connor, communications, Department of Local Government, 506-444-4693.