Author Archives: DavidCoonMLA

A Day of Change for NB Governance

Fredericton – Today is the first day that the standing committees of the Legislative Assembly will begin working under their new mandate. Committees are now responsible for reviewing bills that pass second reading before they return to the House for third reading. According to the Liberal platform, the government made these changes to give private members more opportunities to participate […]

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Question Period: Health Care System- May 15, 2015

Mr. Coon: The Chalmers hospital in Fredericton and, for that matter, hospitals around the province are bursting at the seams. They are in gridlock—so much so that surgeries are being canceled, patients are trapped in ER hallways for days, and people are dying without dignity. They cannot be given private rooms because they are not available. The chief of surgery at the Chalmers […]

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Report from the Legislature

The implications of Finance Minister Roger Melanson’s choices in his first budget are emerging as the Committee on Estimates and Fiscal Policy examines the details, department by department. This has created an endless source of material for question period and plenty of public outcry. In particular, funding cuts to private childcare centres and increased costs for nursing home residents are […]

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Question Period: Job Losses in Energy Sector – May 14, 2015

Mr. Coon: NB Power has contracted with a Toronto-based company to deliver its soon-to-be announced home insulation program. Four New Brunswick businesses provided energy evaluation services under the late, great Efficiency NB’s home retrofit program. Energy advisers who have been building careers in the energy efficiency services industry have been laid off across the province. Local energy efficiency businesses have […]

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