Category Archives: Education

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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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MLA, David Coon, visits the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design

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On Monday March 13, 2017, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick had the opportunity to tour the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD), an artist hive established in 1938 focusing entirely on fine crafts and applied design. The campus is located in Fredericton’s downtown core inside the historic Barracks […]

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Deliberate Decisions and Budget Choices

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Last week the government tabled its budget. Next week, I will have the chance to ask questions about the details, department by department at the Estimates and Fiscal Policy Committee. However, comparing this budget with last year’s, many of the choices made by the Premier and cabinet are clear. We heard in the budget speech that funding to the Department […]

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