The Greats

Voting is now closed, thank you for your participation. Rogers tv is now compiling the results and will produce video profiles of the 12 greatest New Brunswickers. Stay tuned.

New Brunswick has much to be proud of.

We’re inviting your picks for the twelve greatest New Brunswickers of the last 150 years; people who have helped make our province the amazing place that it is today.

Who do you think belongs on the list? This is your chance to have your say, and vote for those you think should be counted among the greatest New Brunswickers.

The top three in each category will be profiled in an upcoming series produced by Rogers tv.

Like all New Brunswickers, Rogers tv was inspired by Becca Schofield and saddened to learn of her passing. We agree with all those who have thoughtfully nominated Ms. Schofield as one of the greatest New Brunswickers. Out of respect for the family’s wish for privacy, we are not currently planning to move forward with a feature about her at this time.

Privacy Policy

The Government of New Brunswick takes the privacy of its Internet users seriously. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our users while providing a personalized and valuable service. This Privacy Statement explains the website data processing practices of the Government of New Brunswick website. Purpose:

Information gathered through the use and promotion of this website is intended to share and promote profiles of New Brunswickers.

Information Collected: Non-Personal

The moment you visit our website, some non-personal information is collected by the Government of New Brunswick and its various departments and agencies. We collect information automatically about your visit to our website. The information collected includes basic demographic data and browsing patterns. It is used only in aggregate form. We use aggregate information (so that no individual user is identified):

Information Collected: Personal

All personal information acquired by the Government of New Brunswick in any format, including electronic, is governed and maintained according to policies and procedures in accordance with the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We only collect personal information through application forms, enquiry forms and e-mails. This personal information must be divulged by you – it is not ‘gleaned’ from your computer.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

The Government of New Brunswick processes personal information collected via its public website for the purposes of:

E-mail Query Forms

Many web pages include links to e-mail query forms, where you may ask specific questions relating to any portion of the Government of New Brunswick website. The information submitted in these forms is sent by unencrypted e-mail from our web server, via the Internet, to the appropriate e-mail mailbox within the government responsibility area.

Public Comment Forms

Public Comment Forms often are used to complement a public consultation process to receive input, ideas, comments and suggestions on specific government initiatives, programs and/or legislative or regulatory matters. The information submitted in these forms is transmitted in one of two ways (through your selection):

  1. unencrypted e-mail from our web server, via the Internet, to the appropriate e-mail mailbox within the government responsibility area, and/or
  2. by using a “post to website” public comment form, where the data is transmitted unencrypted and then authorized for posting to the public website.

The Government of New Brunswick website sometimes provides links to other websites. In most cases, links to other websites will open in a new browser window. Please note that you are clicking to ANOTHER website and content and privacy standards therefore are not under the control of the Government of New Brunswick. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their policies may differ from the Government of New Brunswick.

Changes in our Privacy Policy

Any substantive changes to the Government of New Brunswick Privacy Policy will be posted on this webpage.

Contacting the Website

Should you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact:

Corporate Communications
P.O. Box 6000,
Fredericton, NB, E3B 1P8, Canada
tel.: +(1) 506-453-2012
fax: +(1) 506-453-2266
e-mail: corporate.communications@gnb.ca

What is The Greats?

The Greats is an initiative led by Rogers tv, and supported by the Government of New Brunswick.

Its objective is to recognize either individuals, pairs or groups who have demonstrated excellence and achievement and/or who have made outstanding contributions to the social, cultural or economic well-being of New Brunswick and its residents.

Who are The Greats?

New Brunswickers were invited to nominate fellow New Brunswickers for review by an advisory panel, who ensured nominees met basic eligibility requirements. To be eligible, a nominee had to be:

To encourage a broad cross-section of people / achievements, as part of the nomination process, New Brunswickers were prompted to categorize their nominee according to one of the following groups, to ultimately form a final, selected group of 12 Greats: * sports and entertainment (3 finalists) * business and economy (3 finalists) * arts and culture (3 finalists) * newsmakers and politicos (3 finalists)

How are the Greats selected?

The Greats an initiative led by Rogers tv, and supported by the Government of New Brunswick. Its objective is to recognize individuals, pairs or groups who have demonstrated excellence and achievement and/or who have made outstanding contributions to the social, cultural or economic well-being of New Brunswick and its residents.

Following an open nomination process (Dec. 15, 2017 – Jan. 15, 2018), our advisory panel reviewed the nearly 170 nominees (representing approximately 60 individuals) to ensure each met basic eligibility requirements, then selected six semi-finalists in each of the following four categories: sports & entertainment, arts & culture, newsmakers & politicos and business & economy.

New Brunswickers are invited to vote for their top three in each category March 15 – April 3, 2018. The most votes received in each category will produce a final list of 12.

Advisory Panel Members