Category Archives: Health

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Construction of controversial paid-plasma clinic underway in Moncton. Global news – November 25, 2016


By Heide Pearson An Ontario-based company has started construction of a controversial paid-plasma clinic in Moncton. The CEO of Canadian Plasma Resources, Dr. Barzin Bahardoust, won’t say exactly where it’s being built — only that it’s going to be near the Université de Moncton. The prospect of a paid-plasma clinic opening in New Brunswick has drawn protests and petitions since […]

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Canadian Mental Health Services Are Chronically Underfunded – In our community


According to the CMHA, around 1 in 5 youth, who need mental health services receive them and almost all mental-health problems begin before the age of 24. As a consequence, mental health problems are estimated to cost the Canadian economy $55 billion a year and Canadians will struggle with mental illness for the rest of their lives. So what’s the […]

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions recorded on 9 November 2016 in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: The national average for spending on mental health care across Canada is 7% of provincial health budgets. The Canadian Mental Health Association is encouraging all provinces to increase their spending to 9%. In New Brunswick, we spend […]

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‘We’ve exhausted our resources’: N.B. woman speaks out about mental health care system. CTV News – October 19, 2016


By Laura Brown, CTV News Fredericton-South MLA David Coon did reach out to DesRoches about her situation. He says he feels there is a crisis in mental health care in New Brunswick. – CTV A 19-year-old northern New Brunswick woman who has attempted suicide three times over the past three months is speaking out about her mental illness and the […]

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A Statement by the Green Party Leader on World Mental Health Day


Fredericton –David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick issued the following statement in recognition of World Mental Health Day on Monday, October 10. “Mental health resources in New Brunswick continue to be funded at less than 5% of our provincial health budget. The national average is 7%. It is no surprise that […]

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Pharmacists in New Brunswick: Bring your MLA to a pharmacy Day


On May 30th, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick participated in Bring your MLA to a Pharmacy Day, hosted by the New Brunswick Pharmacists Association. David stepped into the Ross Guardian Pharmacy on Rookwood Avenue that afternoon and was met by Brian Greenfield, owner and lead pharmacist at all three Ross […]

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