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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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Big-Hearted Contracts for Multi-Nationals

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This was one of those weeks where cynicism hovered over the Legislative committee room threatening to soak my sense of hope that politicians can do better. Auditor General Kim McPherson presented the first volume of her work for the year to our Public Accounts Committee. Our job is to ensure that Departments spend the budgets approved by the Legislative Assembly […]

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The Truth of the Matter

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Last year, the Premier, or someone in the Premier’s office acting on his behalf, told Service New Brunswick, presumably through their CEO, that he wanted the new property assessment system up and running in 18 months, not the three years that had been planned for its roll-out. When journalists asked the Premier during a scrum whether someone in his office […]

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