Category Archives: Environment

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Question Period: Capital Budget and Green Infrastructure – December 16, 2015

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The following is the preliminary Hansard transcript of the Question Period on December 10, 2015 recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: This week, the government will table its capital budget for debate. Here is the good news: The Prime Minister has indicated that, under his leadership, $20 billion will be invested in social infrastructure over the next decade […]

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Member’s Statement: Back in the Legislature after COP21 Climate Conference – 10 December 2015

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Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to be back in the legislature this morning after an informative and empowering few days participating in the COP21 Climate Conference this week. Mr. Speaker, New Brunswick and the Maritimes as a region are well positioned to become Canada’s first low carbon society. We have abundant renewable resources, there is cutting edge research and development […]

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Question Period: Climate Change – December 15, 2015

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The following is the preliminary Hansard transcript of the Question Period on December 10, 2015 recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: Thanks to the invitation from the Premier, I was part of the New Brunswick contingent of the Canadian delegation at COP21. I was honoured to be part of the delegation representing New Brunswickers and Canadians at […]

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Green Buildings and Green Energy Should Be Key Drivers of our Economy

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On returning home from COP21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, Green Party leader and Fredericton South MLA David Coon says New Brunswick and the Maritimes as a region are well positioned to become Canada’s first low carbon society. “We have abundant renewable resources, there is cutting edge research and development going on in UNB’s Faculty of Engineering, we […]

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Climate talks could make way for energy projects: Gallant – CBC News, 30 November 2015

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Article by Julianne Hazlewood, CBC News Coon says the UN climate talks is an opportunity to speak with Maritime premiers about making the region “a poster child in Canada on how to make the energy transition” away from fossil fuels. As Premier Brian Gallant prepares to head to Paris for the UN climate talks, he says the conference could help New […]

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N.B. premier considering carbon tax to combat climate change – CTV, 2 December 2015

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With files from CTV Atlantic’s Nick Moore. With a two point increase in the HST on the table, there’s word the New Brunswick government is also considering a carbon tax. Premier Brian Gallant says at this point, it’s not a sure thing. “(A carbon tax) is on the table, and we are going to consider it,” he said. Gallant says […]

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Dismissal of Chief Medical Officer of Health Must Be Explained

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Fredericton– Green Party Leader and MLA for Fredericton South David Coon is calling the government’s dismissal of Dr. Eilish Cleary as New Brunswick Chief Medical Officer of House outrageous in a statement released today. “Dr. Cleary, in her role as doctor to the people of New Brunswick has earned tremendous respect and even affection from New Brunswickers.  So many felt […]

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Revenue neutral carbon tax idea gets rough ride in legislature – Telegraph Journal, 5 December 2015

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article by Chris Morris originally printed in the Telegraph Journal, 5 December 2015 “We should collect (carbon tax) where carbon comes into the economy by putting the price on industries importing the carbon and then take that revenue and put it back into the hands of people and businesses and municipalities to take action to reduce emissions.” – David Coon […]

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