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Thank you for tuning in to our Twitter this evening to follow the Election Roundtable.
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Higgs says this isn’t just a job to him, it’s a mission. He wants NBers to stay in this province and dare to dream. He wants to have a better NB. “Join me in the fight to save NB, we can turn this around,” he says.
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Gallant asks for a re-election of the Liberal government. He would reduce wait times in hospitals, combat climate change and invest to help struggling families.
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Coon says we can make a choice to create a more just and greener province.
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Murphy asks the leaders for their closing statements.
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Higgs says he hopes NBers would be getting their money's worth from their taxes.
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Coon says he hopes 100 years from now, a student writing a story about the election would say 2018 was a turning point for the environment.
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Murphy asks Coon what would be written about the Green Party 100 years from now, he asks the same of Gallant.
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Murphy asks if they understand why citizens are skeptical about the tax on carbon.
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Coons says the government is wasting time to save the environment.
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Carbon tax position: Coon - For the tax. Higgs - Opposed, believes NBers are taxed out. Gallant - For the tax (on large emitters).
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Murphy asks the leaders what their positions are on the carbon tax.
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Gallant says more than 100 teachers have been hired. Coon says it is necessary to offer programs to help all students in schools across the province.
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Higgs says NB will have lose 3,000 nurses in the coming years.
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Coon says he wants to "drill-down" and understand why there are shortages in nurses but it is also difficult for nurses to get jobs in the province.
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Higgs says he was told 25 nurse practitioners would held cut back on wait times for citizens.
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Gallant says they've committed to hiring 90 more doctors and 40 more nurses.
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Coon says they would hire more nurse practitioners.
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Murphy asks how would each party fix the lack of doctors.
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Murphy asks Coon, Higgs and Gallant what they believe is the best idea each of their opponents have.
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