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No deal: Green Party won’t formally side with Liberals or PCs in N.B. – CBC – 10 October 2018

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article by Jacques Poitras, CBC journalist. “We all want the citizens of the province to be the winners. And for them to be winners, we need to be able to collaborate in the house across party lines.” – David Coon Green Party leader announces a ‘declaration of intent’ he hopes MLAs from other parties will sign. New Brunswick’s Green Party […]

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Coon: Ending in Collins case a ‘bad day for democracy’ – Telegraph Journal – 27 July 2018

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“This represents a level of political interference that has reached dizzying heights – heights we haven’t seen so far in this legislative assembly,” Coon said. “It is corrupting the very work of the seat of our democracy. It’s a bad day for democracy, and New Brunswickers need and deserve better.” Article by: KATRINA CLARKE A committee of politicians wants MLA […]

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

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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

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“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

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“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

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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.
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“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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