Category Archives: Environment

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Question Period: We must face climate change head on, 26 October 2018

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Mr. Coon: The Premier has said on a number of occasions that climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity and that government must take concrete actions to tackle climate change. Most New Brunswickers agree, as I do. The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, however, reminds us how urgently we must take action, concluding […]

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3 Green MLAs table their first motions

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Our new Green caucus is off to a strong start. On Wednesday, October 24th, the three Green MLAs tabled their first motions in the Legislative Assembly on topics that matter to the people of New Brunswick. Megan Mitton, MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar, tabled a motion pushing for a public enquiry into the adequacy of ambulance services in the province. Check out […]

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Motion: Stop Spraying Glyphosate, 24 October 2018

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WHEREAS the World Health Organization deemed glyphosate “probably carcinogenic to humans” in 2015; WHEREAS there is increasing scientific evidence of the risk glyphosate poses to the health of our forest ecosystems and wildlife; WHEREAS I and the member for Restigouche West tabled the one of the largest petitions in the history of the Legislative Assembly with over 34,000 signatures asking […]

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Time for action: Fighting climate change requires leadership

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Fredericton – On Wednesday, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green party of New Brunswick responded to the federal carbon price being implemented in New Brunswick. “While most New Brunswickers will receive more money in their federal carbon tax rebate than they will pay, the fact remains that as citizens we are being charged for 100 […]

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Green Party Leader Statement on World Environment Day

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Fredericton – The Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, issued the following statement in recognition of World Environment Day: “In New Brunswick, plastics are littering our beaches, our streets, and our public places. They are polluting our rivers and our coastal waters, harming aquatic and marine life. It’s time we start […]

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The Energy Transition Provides an Alternative to Current Economic Policy

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By David Coon Young people get it. In the face of a rapidly deteriorating climate, and ocean waters that are acidifying, we have to get off oil, gas, and coal. That means we need to actively pursue an energy transition, from a society dependent on fossil fuels, to one that depends on green renewable energy sources. This is an integral […]

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