Category Archives: Blog

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The Energy Transition Provides an Alternative to Current Economic Policy

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By David Coon Young people get it. In the face of a rapidly deteriorating climate, and ocean waters that are acidifying, we have to get off oil, gas, and coal. That means we need to actively pursue an energy transition, from a society dependent on fossil fuels, to one that depends on green renewable energy sources. This is an integral […]

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Sparking Economic Development by Substituting Local Production for Imports

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When we hear the old-time political parties arguing about the economy, it seems to have precious little to do with the economy in which we participate every day. Think of the locally-owned hardware store, pharmacy, child care centre, farmers’ market, grocery store, gym, barber, hairdresser, taxi service, brew pub, appliance repair service, restaurant, theatre, or art gallery. All of these […]

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An Update from your MLA

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Spring is almost within reach! I am sure everyone is looking forward to saying good-bye to this roller coaster of a winter. I have heard plenty from Fredericton seniors about the difficulty in navigating our sidewalks, and from both seniors and students about the interminable long waits for cabs. I passed both concerns on to the mayor during our most […]

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Senior Care Commitments Getting Old

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“We heard plenty about a Home First Strategy, whose implementation would improve the lives of seniors living at home. But once again, we have an example of government by intent, not action. Nothing has actually been done to improve the lives of seniors.”-David Coon Article by: DAVID COON Last Friday, the Healthy Aging and Long-Term Care Act came before a […]

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Our Future Depends on Bridging Our Three Solitudes

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Article by: DAVID COON “Breaking down the barriers between our three solitudes calls for collective action. Without it, New Brunswick will fail to move forward.”-David Coon As Green Party leader I have the wonderful opportunity to visit communities in every corner of our beautiful province. I like nothing better than listening to the concerns and dreams of New Brunswickers, and […]

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The Corporatization of the Public Service Trumps Public Accountability

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A key function of the Legislative Assembly is to exercise control over government action, according to the Legislative Assembly’s website. While the idea of an assembly of elected representative exercising control over the actions of a premier and his or her cabinet may sound revolutionary, it is how our system of parliamentary democracy is actually supposed to work, and it […]

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An update from your MLA

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I hope everyone has been enjoying the fine summer weather. It’s hard to think of a more beautiful city in the summer than Fredericton. And then to ease the transition to fall we can look forward to the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. I will be volunteering again this year, and hope to see some of you at the blues […]

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