Author Archives: DavidCoonMLA

We Need Maritime Collaboration

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To hear Liberals and Tories talk about our future as New Brunswickers, one could be forgiven for thinking we, like Robinson Crusoe, have been cast away on an uncharted island, solely dependent on our individual capacity to survive in enforced isolation. As Maritimers, we are well aware that our sister provinces of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia grapple with […]

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Green Party Leader Statement on Canada 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 Canada Day: “Today as we come together with our friends, family and neighbours to celebrate the country that many of us have called home all our lives, I would like to recognize and congratulate the many […]

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The outsiders who may become N.B. political kings – The Daily Gleaner – 23 June 2018

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Article by: KATRINA CLARKE The race is looking tight. The legislative assembly could be split down the middle. And two men could hold the balance of power. David Coon, leader of the Green party, and Kris Austin, leader of the People’s Alliance, both have good chances of re-election and election in their respective ridings in the upcoming provincial election, say […]

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A Green economy would be about N.B. buying local – Telegraph Journal – 22 June 2018

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“New Brunswickers would be appalled to learn that this archaic legislation doesn’t address ecological sustainability, fails to acknowledge Aboriginal treaty rights, or ensure fairness for private woodlot owners and independent sawmill operators,” Coon has said. Article by: JOHN CHILIBECK FREDERICTON • David Coon says New Brunswickers should buy from their own. The Green leader has been giving stump speeches in […]

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Auditor rings alarm bells over N.B.’s debt months before provincial election – Times Colonist – 12 June 2018

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“The government stopped on its progress in reducing the deficit and the books should have been balanced for next year, and that’s not happening. P.E.I. is balanced, Nova Scotia is balanced and we should be balanced,” Coon said. Article by: Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press FREDERICTON — With a New Brunswick election just months away, the auditor general is sounding […]

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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

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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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