Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Provincial government launches online database for orders-in-council

FREDERICTON (GNB) – A new, searchable database of orders-in-council is now online, accessible through the Executive Council Office webpage.

"Our government is committed to ensuring the province can provide affordable, appropriate and sustainable services to New Brunswickers," Premier David Alward said. "This online database is part of our work to improve the way government works for people in our province."

From now on, all new orders-in-council will be put in the online database as they are released.  Printed copies will no longer be distributed. The database already has orders-in-council dating to October 2010. Over time, previous orders-in-council will be added.

The database is part of the provincial government’s work to establish an integrated information management solution its record-keeping. This effort has two objectives:

●    to reduce the amount of paper used throughout government; and
●    to increase the level of service to clients and the public.

It is expected the establishment and use of the database will result in significant cost savings.

The creation of the database is in keeping with the commitment in the 2011 throne speech to foster an improved culture of government through a focus on core services, accountability through performance measures and continuous performance improvement.