Category Archives: Education

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MLA Pushes for Maliseet Program Funding-Daily Gleaner

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ELIZABETH FRASER THE DAILY GLEANER David Coon, leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is urging the province to fund mandatory Maliseet immersion programs into school curriculum. Today, about 300 out of 7,000 Maliseet people in New Brunswick can speak the language – and that number could dwindle over time if people aren’t taking […]

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Green Party Leader’s Bills to Die on the Order Paper

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is disappointed that his four bills and motion look like they will die on the order paper with the house adjourning this week. “The sporadic house schedule introduced by the government this session has meant that I didn’t even get halfway through my […]

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Question Period: Protecting Indigenous Language – July 8, 2016

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions today recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: While this is great sport with a high entertainment value this morning, I have some questions. Last month, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke at a virtual town hall on the Aboriginal Peoples Televison Network. He was talking about the importance of […]

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Open Letter to Minister Landry: Changes to SEED Program (Student Employment Experience Development)

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May 6, 2016 Hon. Francine Landry Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour P.O. Box 6000 Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1 Dear Minister Landry: I am writing to express concern over how the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) program has been restructured. In addition to providing students with summer work and job experience, SEED previously had the objective of supporting non-profit […]

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