Category Archives: Environment

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Green Party leader tables bill to update archaic crown lands legislation


Fredericton –Today, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, tabled a bill entitled an Act to Amend the Crown Lands and Forests Act as a first step in modernizing the act. “The Crown Lands and Forests Act is almost 40 years old and there is broad consensus that it needs modernization,” said […]

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New Brunswick to phase out coal, put price on carbon in new climate plan. Global News – December 7, 2016


WATCH ABOVE: The New Brunswick government has released its new climate change action plan. As Global’s Jeremy Keefe reports, many view the plan as proactive thinking on both the environmental and economic fronts. By Kevin Bissett The Canadian Press “This plan will stand shoulder to shoulder with those that Premier Couillard, Premier Wynne, Premier Notley have tabled earlier. It’s a […]

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Glyphosate petition tabled at NB legislature with nearly 30,000 signatures. Global News – December 6, 2016


WATCH ABOVE: Protestors gathered outside the government building before house sittings resumed showing their disapproval with the use of glyphosate spraying on crown lands. As Global’s Jeremy Keefe tells us tonight, with their cause growing to tremendous heights, the province is being forced to take notice but remains hesitant to heed their requests. By Jeremy Keefe “Given that in total […]

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Green Jobs Act

David Coon

Last year, David introduced Bill 5, the Green Jobs Act. If passed, this bill would have brought transformational growth to New Brunswick while reducing our dependance on fossil fuels. The transition toward a low carbon economy provides such potential to stimulate economic growth in our rural communities and our urban centres. The Green Jobs Act had the unanimous support of […]

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Third Party Leader’s Response to Speech from the Throne, 8 November 2016


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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Question Period: Climate Change – 3 November 2016


Here is the video and transcript of oral questions recorded on 3 November 2016 in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: Over the break since July, your Select Committee on Climate Change has been hard at work. I just want to say that it was a tremendous experience in terms of cooperation and collaboration among all three parties […]

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NB government promises carbon pricing will be tax neutral. Global News – October 4, 2016


WATCH ABOVE: The New Brunswick government is remaining tight lipped regarding the federal government’s recent carbon pricing announcement; although they’re promising it won’t come at the expense of taxpayers. Global’s Jeremy Keefe reports. By Jeremy Keefe, Global News “It will generate the kind of revenue that is needed to provide incentives, grants, financing to home owners and businesses to invest […]

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