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Higgs would lift fracking moratorium if regions want it – Telegraph Journal – 26 April 2018

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“Well the problem is we’re in a climate crisis so we can’t be creating new infrastructure that is going to aggravate carbon pollution in the province.” – David Coon Article by: TAMMY SCOTT-WALLACE Blaine Higgs says he will give Sussex business leaders what they have been asking for and lift the moratorium on fracking, at least regionally, if the opposition […]

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Province tries to solve worker shortage in special care homes – Telegraph Journal – 25 April 2018

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“New Brunswick almost spends $10 billion a year in its budget. So the question is, where does the money go and what choices are made?- David Coon Article by: JOHN CHILIBECK Amy Anderson will be the Green Party candidate for the riding of Carleton in the 2018 provincial election, earning the nomination Monday night at the Woodstock Golf and Curling […]

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‘Failure’ in N.B. child protection unacceptable: opposition – Telegraph Journal – 24 April 2018

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“What happened is a horrific consequence of a failure in our child protection system”- David Coon An investigation into New Brunswick’s troubled child protection system is too important to leave in the hands of the provincial cabinet, say opposition politicians.Both Progressive Conservative MLA Dorothy Shephard and Green MLA David Coon argue the Liberal government’s decision to hire an outside investigator […]

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N.B. Greens pass policy saying free tuition doesn’t go far enough – Telegraph Journal – 24 April 2018

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“The flip side of the coin is fiscal policy, you have to bring those things together, which we will do in the platform.” – David Coon Article by: ADAM HURAS Photo by: BNI archive New Brunswick’s Green Party has passed a new policy proposal that would give even more financial help to post-secondary students on top of free tuition that’s […]

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Election cyberthreats? There’s no plan for that – Telegraph Journal – 19 April 2018

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“It’s unnerving. Absolutely, it’s a concern, this just puts another demand on us.” – David Coon Article by: KATRINA CLARKE New Brunswick’s upcoming election could be vulnerable to external threats, says a cybersecurity expert, and the body that oversees elections says it doesn’t have a plan if the election is targeted. David Shipley, CEO of Fredericton-based Beauceron Security, said third […]

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Speaker Collins to fight ‘politically driven’ harassment allegation – CBC NEWS – 10 April 2018

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“I’m uncomfortable with it. That was the legal advice that was received, but to me it doesn’t add up.” -David Coon Article by: JACQUES POITRAS Photo by: CBC Speaker Chris Collins will fight the harassment allegations against him, according to his lawyer. On Monday, it was announced Collins has given up his administrative duties at the legislature. New Brunswick Speaker […]

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Stalled hospital privatization talks ‘good news’: Coon – Telegraph Journal – 10 April 2018

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“It’s good news. The last thing we need to do is be sending more money out of the province for services that we can provide inside the province … We need to reduce that economic leakage.”- David Coon Article by: KATRINA CLARKE Photo by: BNI ARCHIVE David Coon is calling the province’s stalled talks with Sodexo “good news,” saying it […]

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N.B. government fights climate change cautiously – nbmediacoop – 9 April 2018

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“The generation will be distributed so that you’ll have thousands of sources of electricity from a whole variety of renewable resources selling into the system.” – David Coon “To get things greener,” says UNB economist Herb Emery, “we’ve got to get Canadians out of their cars, but that’s very politically unpopular.” Photo by Norm Knight.Under federal pressure, the government of […]

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