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Province can’t see true value of covered bridges: Green Leader – Kings County Record – 20 June 2018

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Article by: LAURA MACINNIS David Coon says the province needs to start seeing old covered bridges as an asset rather than a burden. The provincial Green party says the province should be doing more to recover its covered bridges that are not in use and is asking the province to consider the benefits they could have for New Brunswick economically. […]

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More focus on French needed in N.B.: commissioner – Telegraph Journal – 20 June 2018

New Brunswick Commissioner of Official Languages Katherine d'Entremont.
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“My colleagues were fearful of asking questions because they’re concerned about the election year,” Coon said, alluding to the hot-button nature of language issues. Article by: JOHN CHILIBECK FREDERICTON • The idea of creating a new secretariat to ensure the equality of English and French is getting the cold shoulder from most politicians in the province. Katherine d’Entremont, the province’s […]

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Green Party Leader Statement on National Aboriginal Day

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Fredericton –The Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, issued the following statement in recognition of National Aboriginal Day: “It is important to recognize that the land on which we live and work in New Brunswick is the traditional, unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq, and Passamaquoddy peoples. More and more, Ministers […]

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Green Party Leader flags flaws in NB cannabis framework

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Fredericton – The Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, flagged concerns over the province’s cannabis legislative framework months ago that still have not been addressed. “When this government was bringing its cannabis legislation through the House this past winter, I identified several important gaps, including a lack of restrictions on marketing […]

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Why I Chose Green

Why I chose Green

My grandfather graduated from grade six, and he was one of the smartest men I have ever known. In our family, getting Papa, as we called him, to complete grade six was always talked about as a success – something to celebrate. My grandparents ran a small successful farm, and they were immersed in their community, like many of us […]

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Green Party Leader Statement on World Environment Day

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Fredericton – The Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, issued the following statement in recognition of World Environment Day: “In New Brunswick, plastics are littering our beaches, our streets, and our public places. They are polluting our rivers and our coastal waters, harming aquatic and marine life. It’s time we start […]

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