Category Archives: David Coon

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Statement: The germ of an idea of change, 1 November 2018

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Mr. Speaker, over the last four years I lost confidence in that government and its leadership. The political meddling in the work of the Legislature, the neglect of our health, child protection, and senior care systems, and of the poor, the firing of our Chief Medical Officer of Health and the dismantling of her office, handing extramural over to Medavie, […]

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Question Period: We must face climate change head on, 26 October 2018

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Mr. Coon: The Premier has said on a number of occasions that climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity and that government must take concrete actions to tackle climate change. Most New Brunswickers agree, as I do. The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, however, reminds us how urgently we must take action, concluding […]

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3 Green MLAs table their first motions

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Our new Green caucus is off to a strong start. On Wednesday, October 24th, the three Green MLAs tabled their first motions in the Legislative Assembly on topics that matter to the people of New Brunswick. Megan Mitton, MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar, tabled a motion pushing for a public enquiry into the adequacy of ambulance services in the province. Check out […]

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Motion: Stop Spraying Glyphosate, 24 October 2018

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WHEREAS the World Health Organization deemed glyphosate “probably carcinogenic to humans” in 2015; WHEREAS there is increasing scientific evidence of the risk glyphosate poses to the health of our forest ecosystems and wildlife; WHEREAS I and the member for Restigouche West tabled the one of the largest petitions in the history of the Legislative Assembly with over 34,000 signatures asking […]

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