Tag: Premier

Premier Blaine Higgs looking to use pandemic to ‘reinvent’ New Brunswick

FREDERICTON – Blaine Higgs says 2020 taught him a lot about the importance of perseverance. The New Brunswick Premier says his province held the line this year against COVID-19, guarding Atlantic Canada from Quebec to the north and Maine to the west. And he says his party persevered through a provincial election in September that…

Back in Premier League, Leeds turns to Jay-Z agency to grow

LONDON – Back in the Premier League after a 16-year absence, Leeds is now being assisted by the sports and entertainment marketing agency founded by Jay-Z to grow the northern English club’s brand and global appeal. “To watch the team on the pitch — it’s extraordinarily fun,” Michael Yormark, president of Roc Nation Sports International,…

Manitoba doubles subsidy as premier asks people to follow health rules

WINNIPEG—The Manitoba government expanded a wage subsidy program Wednesday as the province’s COVID-19 numbers continued to climb and Premier Brian Pallister urged people to take the pandemic seriously. “The consequences of our behaviour are real and the last few weeks have provided all of us with a teachable moment — not a happy one,” Pallister…