Category Archives: In the News

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The outsiders who may become N.B. political kings – The Daily Gleaner – 23 June 2018


Article by: KATRINA CLARKE The race is looking tight. The legislative assembly could be split down the middle. And two men could hold the balance of power. David Coon, leader of the Green party, and Kris Austin, leader of the People’s Alliance, both have good chances of re-election and election in their respective ridings in the upcoming provincial election, say […]

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A Green economy would be about N.B. buying local – Telegraph Journal – 22 June 2018


“New Brunswickers would be appalled to learn that this archaic legislation doesn’t address ecological sustainability, fails to acknowledge Aboriginal treaty rights, or ensure fairness for private woodlot owners and independent sawmill operators,” Coon has said. Article by: JOHN CHILIBECK FREDERICTON • David Coon says New Brunswickers should buy from their own. The Green leader has been giving stump speeches in […]

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Auditor rings alarm bells over N.B.’s debt months before provincial election – Times Colonist – 12 June 2018


“The government stopped on its progress in reducing the deficit and the books should have been balanced for next year, and that’s not happening. P.E.I. is balanced, Nova Scotia is balanced and we should be balanced,” Coon said. Article by: Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press FREDERICTON — With a New Brunswick election just months away, the auditor general is sounding […]

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Province can’t see true value of covered bridges: Green Leader – Kings County Record – 20 June 2018


Article by: LAURA MACINNIS David Coon says the province needs to start seeing old covered bridges as an asset rather than a burden. The provincial Green party says the province should be doing more to recover its covered bridges that are not in use and is asking the province to consider the benefits they could have for New Brunswick economically. […]

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More focus on French needed in N.B.: commissioner – Telegraph Journal – 20 June 2018

New Brunswick Commissioner of Official Languages Katherine d'Entremont.
Photo: John Chilibeck/Legislature Bureau

“My colleagues were fearful of asking questions because they’re concerned about the election year,” Coon said, alluding to the hot-button nature of language issues. Article by: JOHN CHILIBECK FREDERICTON • The idea of creating a new secretariat to ensure the equality of English and French is getting the cold shoulder from most politicians in the province. Katherine d’Entremont, the province’s […]

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Energy savings that keep people in their own homes – Telegraph Journal – 22 May 2018

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“Green Party leader David Coon was highly critical of the move because he said a power utility would be more interested in selling electricity than saving people energy, particularly if they use fossil fuels, wood, wind or solar.” Article by: John Chilibeck Darlene MacDonald of Cape Breton cut her heating bill drastically thanks to Efficiency Nova Scotia’s free program for […]

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Editorial: Reverse decline in House sittings – Telegraph Journal – 23 May 2018

Photo: Shane Magee / Times & Transcript

“But less House time isn’t about question period alone. As Green party leader and Fredericton-South MLA David Coon told the newspaper, it also restricts time for private member’s bills and other business that doesn’t jibe with the government’s preferred agenda.” This is why it’s so troubling to learn that full sittings of the legislature have declined in the past four […]

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