New Brunswick's Liberals promise to invest in environmental oversight

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ST. GEORGE, N.B. - The New Brunswick Liberal Party is promising improved environmental oversight in response to years of increasingly extreme weather in the province, such as this summer's post-tropical storm Arthur.

Leader Brian Gallant says a Liberal government would ensure New Brunswick was better prepared to weather the effects of natural disasters through more tree trimming, improved public communication and timely post-event reviews.

Gallant says he would centralize conservation, inspection and enforcement functions into a single government department if his party wins next month's election.

He also committed to ensuring 100 per cent of the Environment Trust Fund would go to grassroots environmental projects.

Gallant also says he would safeguard the independence of the province's chief medical officers of health.

New Brunswick voters head to the polls on Sept. 22.

Organizations: New Brunswick Liberal Party, Environment Trust Fund

Geographic location: New Brunswick

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