Category Archives: forestry

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Forest Strategy for Softwood Lumber Tariffs: Question Period – 3 May 2017

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions today recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: I have tabled two bills in this Legislature that would have helped to secure New Brunswick’s historic exemption from softwood lumber tariffs. In 2015, I introduced a bill that would have rescinded the former Conservative government’s decision to increase the […]

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Softwood Lumber Tariffs: Question Period – 27 April 2017

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions today recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: For 31 years, the Maritime Lumber Bureau, representing sawmills throughout the Maritime Region, has successfully secured . . . (Interjections.) Mr. Speaker: The member for Gagetown-Petitcodiac will come to order. Mr. Coon: . . . an exclusion from U.S. duties […]

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Bill to restore fairness to forestry sector to have second reading

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Fredericton –Today in the Legislative Assembly, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, will bring his amendments to the Crown Lands and Forests Act forward for Second reading. If passed, Bill 29, An Act to Amend the Crown Lands and Forests Act, will restore fairness to the forestry sector, incorporate First Nations […]

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Earth Day: Call to action to protect forest habitat

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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 Earth Day, April 22nd: “Fiddleheads will be emerging along our riverbanks shortly – the indisputable harbinger of spring in New Brunswick and an enduring symbol of rebirth and renewal. Another sure sign of spring, is the […]

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Are Woodlot Owners the Last Frontier Against the Corporatization of NB Forests?

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We know rural NB is struggling and at the same time our own government is undermining the ability of private woodlot owners to earn an income and operate their businesses. They refuse to enforce the laws that were designed to ensure woodlot owners were treated fairly in a market dominated by giant forestry companies. Check out the following video for […]

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Protecting our watersheds by protecting our forests

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick is calling on the Minister of Energy and Resource Development to plan forest activities on Crown land on a watershed basis to maintain adequate forest cover. “During the public hearings of the select committee on climate change our committee heard repeatedly about the […]

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J.D. Irving launches suit against woodlot groups. CBC – 2 February 2017

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by Connell Smith ‘It’s a classic case of injustice,’ says Green Party Leader David Coon. “Can you imagine if family farmers were treated this way or lobster fishermen were treated this way? There would be a revolution in parts of New Brunswick.” J.D. Irving Ltd. has launched a lawsuit against two groups representing private woodlot owners in southern New Brunswick. […]

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