Author Archives: DavidCoonMLA

Shine light on secretive contracts – Telegraph Journal – 27 March 2018


Article by: The Daily Gleaner New Brunswick taxpayers and political representatives shouldn’t have to resort to court rulings for transparency on public-private partnerships. The recent ruling against opening up provincial nursing home contracts with Shannex Inc. shows a lack of public accountability. Green Party leader David Coon ran into a brick wall when the Court of Queen’s Bench ruled against […]

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Green Party Leader David Coon loses court bid to have information released – CBC NEWS – 23 March 2018


“I was disappointed but the judge made her decision, and her decision is what it is.” -David Coon Article by: JACQUES POITRAS Photo by: JOE MCDONALD/CBC A private for-profit nursing-home company with plans to triple its operations in New Brunswick has won the legal right to keep details of its government contracts secret.Justice Judy Clendening says Shannex Inc. does not […]

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Update: Judge rules nursing home contract details be kept secret – Telegraph Journal – 23 March 2018


“This government doesn’t want this information to come out, otherwise why would they put so much time, effort and money into keeping financial information into corporate nursing homes secret?” -David Coon Article by: MICHAEL ROBINSON Photo by: BRUNSWICK NEWS ARCHIVES A judge with the Court of Queen’s Bench has dismissed Green Party Leader David Coon’s appeal of Senior and Long-Term […]

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Editorial: Skeptical of right-to-information office – Telegraph Journal – 21 March 2018


Article by: SHANE MAGEE Photo by: SHANE MAGEE/TIMES & TRANSCRIPT The Gallant government does not have a good track record with transparency. It has also bungled several important files, from public finance to health-care outsourcing. This is why we’re skeptical of the Liberals’ latest venture: to streamline the task of responding to all right-to-information requests into the mandate of a […]

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Change to public records release system worries Green Party leader – Telegraph Journal – 21 March 2018


“The problem we’ve got is information that should be released isn’t being released and the culture that’s developed is to force people to go through right to information to get what they’re seeking, so of course the workload is going to be huge to respond to that,” – David Coon Article by: SHANE MAGEE David Coon, leader of the provincial […]

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End of Session Speech


This was my final speech in the legislature before the election this fall. It is an honour to serve the people of Fredericton South and I look forward to returning to the legislature next year should they place their confidence in me once again on September 24th.

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An important Milestone: MLA Code of Conduct


Wednesday marked another milestone in my first term as MLA. Last year, my motion to prepare a Code of Conduct and job description for MLAs was passed unanimously through the legislature. Today the final code of conduct was debated and passed. It will now be included with the standing rules of the Legislature. This means that New Brunswickers can have […]

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