Category Archives: Environment

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Question Period: Dr. Cleary and Glyphosate – December 4, 2015

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The following is the preliminary Hansard transcript of the Question Period on December 2, 2015 recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: This week, it has become public knowledge that the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, New Brunswick’s chief physician, everybody’s doctor, Dr. Cleary, has been placed on leave without explanation. Dr. Cleary is a constituent […]

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Provincial Green Party Leader to Attend Climate Change Conference in Paris

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This story was by 91.9 The Bend on November 24, 2015   New Brunswick Green Party Leader David Coon will be attending the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. Coon is part of the New Brunswick component of the delegation because of his two and a half decades of experience with climate change policy. Coon says we are at a watershed […]

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Green Party Leader David Coon to Join Premier Gallant on Canadian Delegation To UN Climate Conference in Paris

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, will join Premier Brian Gallant as part of the Canadian delegation in Paris for COP21, the UN Climate Change Conference.  Governments will seek an agreement on how to keep the global temperature from exceeding 2 degrees C. “This conference is a critical opportunity […]

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N.B. premier ready to talk climate change at ministers’ meeting

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This news story was taken from CTV Atlantic, with files from Nick Moore November 22, 2015 New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says he’s ready to talk climate change with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other premiers. “All the while insuring respecting each province specific realities,” said Gallant. “We all have different types of economies and different challenges.” On CTV’s Question […]

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Vanishing Salmon: The Knockout Blow

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Commentary in the Telegraph Journal Written by Inka Milewski, Science Advisor for the Conservation Council of New Brunswick With catch restrictions placed on salmon anglers, thousands of volunteer hours dedicated to river and stream enhancement projects, millions of salmon released from hatcheries, and millions of dollars dedicated to research, still, wild Atlantic salmon continued to decline (Telegraph-Journal series, Downstream: Saving […]

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Question Period: Water Classification Regulation – Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mr. Coon: My question is for the Minister of Environment and Local Government. Last week marked the 13th anniversary of the introduction into law of the Water Classification Regulation, which is designed to protect our freshwater resources, in theory, by establishing legally binding water quality standards for our rivers and streams. It was amended in 2008 to address some matters […]

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