Category Archives: Education

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Green Party Leaders Response to the Budget Speech

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Nine point six billion dollars is what government intends to spend to serve the people of our province. Despite $165 million in additional revenue over what was received this past year, this budget will drive our deficit back up to $189 million by spending $235 million more than last year. After three years of effort to balance the books, this […]

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Unfair Funding for St Thomas Students

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Today I asked questions about the unfair funding for St Thomas students. M. Coon : Le 25 janvier dernier, le gouvernement a signé un protocole d’entente avec seulement trois des quatre universités publiques de la province. St. Thomas University est encore injustement traitée. En effet, la population étudiante de cette université reçoit beaucoup moins de soutien financier de la subvention […]

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Green Party Leader launches 3-part educational video series on International Day of Democracy

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Fredericton – On Friday, September 15th, the International Day of Democracy, David Coon, leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, will officially launch his educational video series: Legicate Yourself. “Most people don’t understand that the main function of our provincial parliament, the Legislative Assembly, is to exercise control over government action. It is the […]

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Time to Start Down the Road to Reconciliation: Statement by the Green party leader on National Aboriginal Day

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick issued the following statement in recognition of National Aboriginal Day: “Today is National Aboriginal Day. Two years ago, this month the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released 94 calls to action for governments and educational institutions to begin down the road of […]

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Green party leader’s bill to foster intercultural understanding passes into law

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Fredericton –Today in the Legislative Assembly, Green party leader, David Coon’s bill, An Act to Amend the Education Act passed Third reading. “My bill will ensure all students learn about the legacy of residential schools, the nature of our treaties and our shared histories, and the realities of indigenous people today,” said Coon. “This will help build the intercultural understanding […]

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Education amendment passes 2nd reading

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Today my bill to amend the Education Act unanimously passed Second Reading and will move on to committee prior Third Reading. It will ensure all students learn about the legacy of residential schools, the nature of our treaties and our shared histories, and the realities of indigenous people today. This will help build the intercultural understanding and mutual respect necessary […]

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