Jake Stewart was born and raised in Blackville, New Brunswick.

Showing an appreciation for the political process at an early age, Jake served as Blackville School Student Council Vice President while a member of the 1996 graduating class. He served on the Blackville Municipal Council from 2008 to 2010, when he was sworn in as the first ever Blackville resident to represent Southwest Miramichi in the September 27, 2010 provincial election.

At the Legislative Assembly, he is a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and the Standing Committee on Procedure. He has also been appointed by the Minister of Education to sit on the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Positive Learning and Working Environment (Anti Bullying).

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1 week ago
Dear Constituents,

I fully recognize that every single one of us is suffering from the prolonged frustrations and interruptions to our daily lives during the Covid-19 global pandemic. Like you, I wish it was all over today, but the reality is we have a long road ahead of us. We can be thankful that to date NB has not been hit as hard as other jurisdictions in North America, but that was only because we as citizens agreed to err on the side of caution.

The protection of peopleā€™s health and public safety is paramount. Fortunately, in NB, the safety of citizens does not divide along political party lines, and nor should it ever.

There is a process to the decisions being made during the pandemic. Going back to the red phase in Zones 1, 2, and 3 was a public health recommendation from Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer of NB. This recommendation was then provided to the Covid Committee, which is comprised of ALL 4 political party leaders(PANB, PC, Green, Liberal), and then cabinet makes its decision based on what the Chief Medical Officer and the four party leaders agreed to support.

The boundaries that see Doaktown and the Rural Community of Upper Miramichi coupled with Fredericton are not new boundaries. As a matter of fact, they are decades old. They were there long before I ever became MLA and have nothing to do with the current government. As an example, the line is in Blissfield which separates most services from Miramichi to Fredericton.

I do sympathize greatly with the residents of Doaktown and the Rural Community of Upper Miramichi and surrounding areas during this difficult set back.

If anyone wishes to message me, please do so at Jake.Stewart@gnb.ca.

We are all in this together. Take care and stay safe.


Jake Stewart
MLA Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin
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You are a very good MLA. Thank you.

Excellent post Jake. šŸ‘šŸ¼

Well said Jake

Thank you for being a responsible and mature leader for us all Jake. I wish others would be less ignorant and more compliant. Keep up the great work!

Well said Jake.

I get how it can get confusing tho, as Miramichi volunteer firefighter association meetings include doaktown/upper miramichi so it would be assumed they are part of zone 7 because of things like this.

Well said Mr.Jake...

Well said MLA Jake Stewart ! Thanks for the update. Stay safe and stay well.

Thanks for the update. Since Zone 7 has no active cases and the lowest amount of confirmed cases since the pandemic began, why are we being kept at the orange phase? I understand completely the tightening of restrictions in zones that are not complicated with the public health directives....what I don’t understand is why we’re being restricted in a zone with no cases.

Good information

Well said Jake, and the boundaries explanation is very true. I recall in 2012 and 7 prior years while at Enterprise Miramichi it was always frustrating to work with Government initiatives where both the Miramichi and Fredericton had to be involved. Often one of them would approve a request while the other one would refuse. That split us right down the middle where people on one side of the boundary could be approved while people next door on the other side of the boundary would be refused. Very frustrating indeed. Sadly successive Governments have not addressed this issue. Will they ever???

Thanks cuz Jake for this up date, Stay safe

NB and Zone 7 (Miramichi) have done well because the government acted fairly quickly and most citizens cooperated. But commitment to that cooperation is fading. Fewer Miramichiers are following safety regulations. Penalties for violations need to be stiffer before the province gets out of hand--see QC, ON, MB, BC and Alberta for evidence of what happens when government trust people for too long.

Well said Jake.

How are international flights still coming in with positive tested people on them ?

Thanks for this update Jake. Keep up the great work.

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3 weeks ago
As of January 6, all of New Brunswick has moved to the Orange level of recovery.
For more information on what is allowed at the Orange level, please visit: www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19/recovery.html#orange
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When is the government going to reduce their income

Man its a good thing zone 7 is orange. The cases are out of controlšŸ˜‚

3 weeks ago
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