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Province has “two-tier” mental health system: critics. Telegraph-Journal – 3 May 2017

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Article by Tom Bateman & John Chilibeck Photo by Tom Bateman “I am deeply disappointed the plan released today contains no actions to reduce the unbelievably long wait time to access mental health care from a counsellor or a psychiatrist. Those with the financial means are seeking help privately or outside of New Brunswick, creating a two-tier mental health care […]

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MLA alleges discrimination after N.B. mother denied social assistance. CTV – 29 March 2017

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With files from CTV Atlantic’s Laura Brown. “I find this ludicrous and frankly, sexist,” Coon said in the New Brunswick legislature Tuesday. “Can the Minister of Families and Children explain to this house why his department insists knowing the name of the father before providing a single mom and her children with income they need through social assistance so they […]

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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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Update: No set plan to free up NB hospital beds. Telegraph Journal – 5 March 2017

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John Chilibeck “We know there’s a big issue with seniors staying in hospital beds when they don’t need to be there,” Coon said during a session of the standing committee on estimates. “It’s an expensive thing for us.” FREDERICTON • Diane Robichaud has been waiting nearly two years for her husband Emile to be placed in a nursing home, and […]

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Latest speculation on Lepreau II ‘beating a dead horse’ CBC – 20 February 2017

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By Julia Wright “Time has moved on, and nuclear power’s time has passed,” said Coon. The idea of a second nuclear power plant at Point Lepreau has resurfaced periodically since the 1980s — most recently in a Feb. 15 op-ed by Frank McKenna, in which the former premier said increased demand for non-emitting energy in New England, and a proposed […]

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