Category Archives: Education

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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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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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An Act to Amend the Education Act

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Last year, I introduced a Bill to amend the New Brunswick Education Act to enact recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. This bill would mandate government to incorporate aboriginal culture and history into the New Brunswick public school curriculum. The bill passed second reading with the unanimous support of the house, but the session ended before the […]

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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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