Category Archives: Governance

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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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Open Atlantic Premier Meetings to Public Scrutiny

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick is hoping Atlantic Canadian premiers will discuss a common carbon pricing regime at their meeting in Saint John today, but Atlantic Canadians will be hard pressed to find out if they do. “We share so many common challenges in our region, it’s time […]

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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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