Category Archives: Equality

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Budget Speech – 10 February 2017

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A budget represents an annual opportunity to make deliberate spending decisions to take positive action that will protect and empower the citizens of New Brunswick. I have spoken to those priorities which I know are shared by many of my constituents. Here are videos of the budget debate broken down into each topic of priority. Economic Transition Mr. Speaker, a […]

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Statement by the Green party leader on International Women’s Day

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick issued the following statement in recognition of International Women’s Day: “International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women, as well as to highlight the need for action to achieve equality. While there has been significant progress in pursuing pay […]

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Question Period: Sexual Assault – 14 February 2017

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Here is the transcript and video of oral questions, recorded in the language in which it was spoken. Mr. Coon: Last week, the Globe and Mail revealed that New Brunswick has the highest rate of sexual assault complaints that police consider unfounded, at 32%. The national average was 19%, while, in Saint John, 51% of sexual assault complaints were dismissed […]

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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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Question Period: Protecting Indigenous Language – July 8, 2016

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions today recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: While this is great sport with a high entertainment value this morning, I have some questions. Last month, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke at a virtual town hall on the Aboriginal Peoples Televison Network. He was talking about the importance of […]

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