Category Archives: Finance

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Property Tax Appeal

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If you feel your property value was over-assessed, you can: 1. Dispute the amount with the assessor. You can find the contact information for your regional assessment office here : http://www.snb.ca/e/1000/1000-5/e/1000-5_012_e.asp 2. Fill out the “Request for Review of Assessment” on your property Assessment and Tax Notice. This must be done by March 31. Send it to the address on […]

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Question Period: Property Tax – 14 March 2017

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions, recorded in the language in which it was spoken. M. Coon : De nombreuses personnes du Nouveau-Brunswick, y compris moi-même, ont été choquées d’apprendre que la province a sous-traité la réévaluation non sollicitée de la valeur de la propriété du site Canaport NLG à une compagnie généralement utilisée par l’industrie pétrolière […]

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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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Deliberate Decisions and Budget Choices

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Last week the government tabled its budget. Next week, I will have the chance to ask questions about the details, department by department at the Estimates and Fiscal Policy Committee. However, comparing this budget with last year’s, many of the choices made by the Premier and cabinet are clear. We heard in the budget speech that funding to the Department […]

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What are the checks and balances on public spending? Telegraph Journal – December 7, 2016

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Green Party leader David Coon says people want improvements to public services, not cuts. What can really get many of us riled up is government waste. We’ve all heard at least one story that’s a real head-shaker. For some, the answer is to cut government. For me, that’s just shooting ourselves in the foot, or worse. Public services have already […]

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Coon introduces bill to ban political donations from corporations, trade unions. CBC – November 17, 2016

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By Jordan Gill, CBC News “There’s a lot of concern around the province, and there has been for some time, that corporate donations in particular — they have some influence over the decision-making of future governments,” Coon said Thursday. Green Party Leader David Coon has introduced a bill that would ban political donations from corporations and trade unions. The proposed […]

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An Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act

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Today, I tabled a bill entitled an Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act to eliminate political donations from corporations and trade unions. There is widespread concern among New Brunswickers that accepting political donations from corporations influences the decisions of governments. My bill is the first step in removing corporate influence from our democratic process here in New Brunswick. […]

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