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MEDIA ADVISORY: Elizabeth May, David Coon to Hold Press Conference in Fredericton

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MEDIA ADVISORY March 20th, 2015 Elizabeth May, David Coon to Hold Press Conference in Fredericton (FREDERICTON, NB) – On Monday, March 23rd, Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands and leader of the Green Party of Canada, along with David Coon, MLA for Fredericton-South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, are holding a joint press conference to discuss a […]

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PRESS RELEASE: International Day of Francophonie

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On March 20th, We Celebrate Francophonie and the Planet   March 20th marks the International Day of Francophonie, a day during French Pride Week when we celebrate the French language and the contributions of the Francophone community to New Brunswick. This day reminds us of the beauty of the diversity in New Brunswick. The International Organization of La Francophonie’s theme of […]

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Concerns raised over government forestry review (Telegraph Journal March 19, 2015)

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FREDERICTON • There are new concerns from the forestry industry and political critics about the uncertainty and the delay surrounding the Liberal government’s review of the Crown forest strategy. Natural Resources Minister Denis Landry fielded questions in the legislature on Wednesday after Premier Brian Gallant said the Liberal government would be making changes to the forestry plan but did not provide specifics. The […]

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Question Period: First Nations Consultation – Thursday, March 19, 2016

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First Nations Consultation     Mr. Coon: The Premier met with the chiefs from the Wolastoqi and Mi’kmaq First Nations yesterday. As we know, neither the Wolastoqiyik, the Mi’kmaq, nor the Passamaquoddy ceded or surrendered land to the Crown. The legal bases for the government’s relationship with First Nations are our Peace and Friendship Treaties and a growing mountain of […]

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Question Period: Environmental Impact Assessment for Energy East Pipeline – Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Environmental Impact Assessment     Mr. Coon: My question is for the Minister of Environment. Under Schedule A of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation, any proposal to construct a pipeline exceeding 5 km in length must be registered with the minister before it is commenced in order for the minister to determine whether or not the completion of an environmental […]

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Member’s Statement – School closures and Rural Development

Mr. Speaker, it has been decades since any government has had staff dedicated to promoting rural development.  In fact rural community development has not been among government priorities since the 1980s.  The decline in student numbers in rural schools should be seen as an opportunity to strengthen rural communities by utilizing them to provide child care, senior care, early childhood […]

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