Category Archives: Democratic Reform

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Bill to end political donations from corporations and trade unions to have second reading – 16 February 2017

David Coon

Fredericton – Today in the Legislative Assembly, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, will bring his amendments to the Political Process Financing Act forward for Second Reading. Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act will eliminate political donations from corporations and trade unions. “My bill is a […]

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New local governance legislation needs public input – 15 February 2017

David Coon

Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, is calling on the government to invite the public to provide feedback to the Legislative Assembly on its sweeping proposals for improving local governance. “The bills tabled today must strengthen local democracy, so citizens impacted by these changes should be given the chance […]

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Updated: Premier Brian Gallant suggesting against use of ‘quotas’ to ensure more women enter politics. TELEGRAPH JOURNAL – 11 January 2017

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Adam Huras “That’s a standing policy of the Green Party,” Coon said, stating the party’s slate of candidates is to reflect the makeup of society. The Greens fielded 22 women out of a total of 46 candidates in 2014. “People bring their experiences to the table and women experience life differently than how men experience life,” Coon said. “It’s important […]

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Coon introduces bill to ban political donations from corporations, trade unions. CBC – November 17, 2016

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By Jordan Gill, CBC News “There’s a lot of concern around the province, and there has been for some time, that corporate donations in particular — they have some influence over the decision-making of future governments,” Coon said Thursday. Green Party Leader David Coon has introduced a bill that would ban political donations from corporations and trade unions. The proposed […]

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An Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act

David Coon

Today, I tabled a bill entitled an Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act to eliminate political donations from corporations and trade unions. There is widespread concern among New Brunswickers that accepting political donations from corporations influences the decisions of governments. My bill is the first step in removing corporate influence from our democratic process here in New Brunswick. […]

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Third Party Leader’s Response to Speech from the Throne, 8 November 2016

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On 8 November 2016 David Coon delivered his response the the Speech from the Throne for the 3rd Session of the 58th Legislative Assembly. Below is the text in the language in which it was spoken: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to provide a response to the Speech from the Throne on behalf of the Third Party in […]

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Sunshine Motion: Requiring Government To Report Tax Expenditures

David Coon

Last year, David tabled a Bill that would allow people to see how their government is influenced by requiring the government to report any contracts it has entered that exceeds $10,000. This Bill was called An Act to Amend the Procurement Act. These contract reports would lead to more government transparency and transparency is an important part of government legitimacy. […]

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