FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservative government
has agreed to adopt two measures suggested by the New Democrats to
help prevent patronage.
Deputy premier Paul Robichaud says the government will amend legislation to prevent former members of the legislature from landing a government job within a year of leaving politics
.
 He says they will also remove political influence in the hiring of the CEO of NB Liquor by having the position chosen by the board and not the government.
That idea was suggested by NDP Leader Dominic Cardy.
Robichaud says the government might apply the legislative change
to include all provincial Crown corporations, not just NB Liquor.
 He says the changes will be made in either the spring or fall
sessions of the legislature this year.