EYE ON NEW BRUNSWICK: COSTING ELECTION PROMISES

Earlier this year, New Brunswick’s parliament enacted the¬†Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Act, which, among other things,¬†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…