Author Archives: DavidCoonMLA

Member’s Statement: EUB Investigation

Mr. Speaker, the Energy and Utilities Board has launched an investigation to determine whether Irving Oil has been systematically charging commercial oil customers at rates higher than the regulated price or simply been making occasional billing errors with a handful of customers.  Either way the Department of Education paid Irving $4,286,763 for energy in 2013-2014.  Someone should be checking to […]

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Member’s Statement: Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Mr. Speaker, it has been four years since the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act came into effect, and 37 years since Richard Hatfield introduced our original right to information legislation.  Decades ago we had a reputation for open government.   Sadly, the curtain has fallen on open government.   Most citizens discover we now have what amounts to – […]

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Question Period: Transportation of schoolchildren – Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Transportation of Schoolchildren   Mr. Coon: My question is for the Minister of Education. The Pupil Transportation Regulation of the Education Act requires students who live more than 2.4 km away from school to walk before they are able to take a school bus. This is unacceptable, particularly for children in elementary school, who may be as young as 4 […]

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