Highlights from my perspective:
- budget - both capital and ordinary - will be introduced on March 13, well ahead of what is required by law
- a "Prescription Monitoring Program" to avoid the overprescription of addictive drugs when users go to multiple doctors
- finally, as was promised by the former Liberal government in 1999, and repromised and never delievered by the Tories over the course of 7 years, we will get Nurse Practioners which should do wonders for our health care system
What is the Tory reaction? Unless you live in Fredericton and were able to walk in to the legislative assembly and listen to the scrums or are a member of the press gallery, you'll have to wait until tomorrow. Why? Their website is still not up making it impossible for them to inform the general public of the flaws, as they see them. Also interesting that Bernard Lord, who hasn't been their leader for six weeks and hasn't been an MLA for one, still has his name egotistically emblazoned on their party logo.