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Higgs reverts to outsider playbook to ramp up pre-election fundraising – CBC News

Nov 20, 2023

Premier’s plea for donations to ‘fight back’ echoes his anti-establishment leadership campaign message

New Brunswick’s premier is returning to the original argument he used to launch his pursuit of the job: that he’s not part of the establishment but rather an anti-politician tackling an entrenched status quo.

It’s a curious approach for someone now in his sixth year governing the province, shaping policies from the top and having a direct impact on the daily life of the province.

Yet that’s the message underlying a strongly worded fundraising appeal he send out to members of the Progressive Conservative Party last week.

“Over the past few months, I have been attacked by Justin Trudeau, opposition politicians, and big union bosses for my common sense position,” Higgs said in the Nov. 15 email sent to party members.

“In the weeks and months to come, I expect the attacks against me — and our Progressive Conservative government —  will only become more dishonest, more frequent, and, frankly, more disgusting.”

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