Category Archives: Governance

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(Français) «Clarifier le rôle de député» à l’Assemblée législative

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Par Mathieu Roy-Comeau L’Assemblée législative pourrait adopter un code de déontologie des députés. Les partis politiques ont mis la partisanerie de côté, jeudi, à l’Assemblée législative, pour donner des ailes à une motion du chef du Parti vert. La motion 7 était la troisième tentative de David Coon depuis son élection, en 2014, pour faire adopter un «code de déontologie […]

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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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Speech for second reading of bill to eliminate political donations from corporations and trade unions

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Here is the text of my speech written in the language in which it was spoken. It’s time that New Brunswick eliminate the role corporate money plays in politics. And the role politics plays in the spending decisions of businesses, and even some organizations and municipalities. A “pay to play” culture has existed across multiple governments over many years. I […]

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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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New local governance legislation needs public input – 15 February 2017

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, is calling on the government to invite the public to provide feedback to the Legislative Assembly on its sweeping proposals for improving local governance. “The bills tabled today must strengthen local democracy, so citizens impacted by these changes should be given the chance […]

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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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New Brunswick’s first integrity commissioner appointed by premier. CBC – December 7, 2016.

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By Jacques Poitras Retired New Brunswick Court of Appeal justice Alexandre Deschênes will become the province’s first integrity commissioner, an appointment supported by the opposition Progressive Conservatives and Green Party Leader David Coon. Premier Brian Gallant’s appointment of retired justice Alexandre Deschênes to the new post of integrity commissioner has the support of the two opposition parties in the legislature. […]

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