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N.B. Election Notebook: Sept. 3 – New Brunswick

FREDERICTON, N.B. – As party leaders and candidates hit the road across New Brunswick campaigning for the upcoming provincial election, Global News will keep track of where they are and what they’re saying in our election notebook.

Read all 2014 New Brunswick election notebooks

Here’s what happened Wednesday, September 3.

Conservatives: Resource development

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PC leader David Alward was in Moncton Wednesday, reiterating his plan for job creation.

Alward continued to push his plan to create jobs by shale gas and natural resource development in New Brunswick, to avoid more workers leaving to pursue work in Western Canada.

He also said resource development will generate $10-billion in private sector investment.

Liberals: Infrastructure renewal

Liberal leader Brian Gallant was in Saint John, speaking in front of The Chamber, formerly the Saint John Board of Trade. Gallant continued to push his infrastructure renewal plan, to spend $900-million over six years on roads and highways, saying it will create jobs and boost the economy.

The Liberal plan also supports a variety of private sector opportunities, including the Energy East pipeline.

NDP: Supporting small business

NDP leader Dominic Cardy was in Fredericton, announcing his party’s plan for supporting small businesses.

Cardy pledged to get rid of the small business tax if elected. He says small businesses are the backbone of New Brunswick communities. This promise would cost the province $32-million.

Green Party: Platform

Leader of the Green Party, David Coon released their official party platform. Coon said the party is promising to ban shale gas, cancel all contracts signed under the province’s forestry plan, and make access to abortion easier.

Coon also announced his party would work on specific tax increases as a revenue source. He says he would increase corporate tax, raising about $68-million a year.

Read the party’s full platform here.