EYE ON NEW BRUNSWICK: COSTING ELECTION PROMISES

Earlier this year, New Brunswick’s parliament enacted theĀ Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Act, which, among other things,Ā outlined new rules obliging political parties to “cost” their electoral promises within 90 days of an election. These rules would “increase transparency … provide electors with information on the financial consequences of election commitments … [and] promote an atmosphere in…