Category Archives: Equality

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MLA alleges discrimination after N.B. mother denied social assistance. CTV – 29 March 2017

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With files from CTV Atlantic’s Laura Brown. “I find this ludicrous and frankly, sexist,” Coon said in the New Brunswick legislature Tuesday. “Can the Minister of Families and Children explain to this house why his department insists knowing the name of the father before providing a single mom and her children with income they need through social assistance so they […]

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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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