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Editorial: Reverse decline in House sittings – Telegraph Journal – 23 May 2018

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“But less House time isn’t about question period alone. As Green party leader and Fredericton-South MLA David Coon told the newspaper, it also restricts time for private member’s bills and other business that doesn’t jibe with the government’s preferred agenda.” This is why it’s so troubling to learn that full sittings of the legislature have declined in the past four […]

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EXCLUSIVE: House sittings down sharply under Gallant – Telegraph Journal – 21 May 2018

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“Green Party leader David Coon questioned whether the increase in committee days was meaningful.” Article by: John Chilibeck FREDERICTON • New Brunswick’s Liberal government has cut back sharply on house sittings and question period since coming to power four years ago, a move opponents call undemocratic. But Premier Brian Gallant says much of the debate in the legislature has shifted […]

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Time to refocus priorities: A Statement by the Green Party Leader on International Nurses Day

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green party of New Brunswick made the following statement in recognition of International Nurses Day (May 12). “Reporting this spring by Michael Robinson at the Telegraph Journal revealed that that nursing shortages are plaguing our hospitals. This exacerbates already long wait-times in our hospitals and is resulting in […]

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Gallant Willing to Intervene for More Women Candidates – Telegraph Journal – 2 May 2018

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“It’s nice to see Liberals trying to catch up to what Greens have been doing since their inception.” – David Coon Article by: JOHN CHILIBECK Premier Brian Gallant says he’ll exert his authority as Liberal leader if he thinks the party hasn’t nominated enough women candidates for the provincial election. So far, the party is on target to hit its […]

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MLA David Coon seeks provincial support for the Fredericton Pool

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On April 12, 2017 MLA David Coon sent a letter to Minister Ames who is responsible for Tourism Heritage and Culture, which includes sport. His letter requested that Minister Ames act to keep the UNB pool open until a new aquatic centre can be built in Fredericton. On April 19, 2018 Minister Fraser, responsible for the Department of Tourism and […]

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