Author Archives: DavidCoonMLA

Community Gatherings – 2018

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Concerns about parking, a lack of walk-in health clinics, treacherous potholes / sidewalks, multi-use trails and bike lanes, a lack of neighbourhood-oriented focus by the city, and concern about private / secret contracts with nursing homes are just a few of the issues that have been raised at community gatherings hosted by Green Party Leader and Fredericton South MLA David […]

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The Great Flood of 2018

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The spring of 2018 will go down in history as the year of the great flood, a flood that swept rapidly across the province, leaving an abundance of damage in its wake. Historically high flood levels affected communities along the St. John River Valley and, as the water began to encroach dangerously on their properties, many tenants, residents and business […]

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Hidden Faces of Poverty: Stories Untold

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Poverty is an issue that, directly or indirectly, affects all New Brunswickers. Individuals living in poverty, specifically recipients of social assistance programs, face numerous barriers to their quality of life. Hidden Faces of Poverty: Stories Untold is an event dedicated to highlighting the impact of these barriers. Social action interns Andrew Daniels, Emma Kilpatrick, Natalia Martinez and Taylor Newman from […]

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Energy savings that keep people in their own homes – Telegraph Journal – 22 May 2018

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“Green Party leader David Coon was highly critical of the move because he said a power utility would be more interested in selling electricity than saving people energy, particularly if they use fossil fuels, wood, wind or solar.” Article by: John Chilibeck Darlene MacDonald of Cape Breton cut her heating bill drastically thanks to Efficiency Nova Scotia’s free program for […]

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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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