Category Archives: Equality

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Member’s Statement: Transgender Day of Visibility, 31 March 2016

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Mr. Speaker, today is the Transgender Day of Visibility. On this day, people around the globe are celebrating the accomplishments of the transgendered community while still fighting the transphobia that exists in our society. I’m sure many New Brunswickers would be shocked to learn that New Brunswick is the only province in Atlantic Canada that does not have direct recognition […]

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Green Party Leader Seeks Resolution for Unionized Covered Bridge Employees

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photo taken from CBC Fredericton – On Tuesday March 8th, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, sent a letter to Francine Landry, Minister for the department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, to request an independent mediator be appointed to resolve the impasse between the employees and management of Covered Bridge […]

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Want to silence the truth? Sue for defamation – Toronto Star 17 January 2016

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commentary from the Toronto Star Hilary Young teaches law at the University of New Brunswick and is an expert on defamation law.  In 1989, Memorial University professor Ranjit Chandra committed flagrant academic fraud. He invented data showing that certain baby formulas, made by companies that were paying him, helped prevent allergies. Upon discovering the misconduct, Memorial confronted the professor, who resigned. […]

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International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

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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 Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust on Wednesday, January 27. It is imperative that we, as New Brunswickers,  stand against anti-Semitism, and all racial and ethnic hatred today as we […]

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