Category Archives: In the News

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

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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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Coon introduces bill to ban political donations from corporations, trade unions. CBC – November 17, 2016

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By Jordan Gill, CBC News “There’s a lot of concern around the province, and there has been for some time, that corporate donations in particular — they have some influence over the decision-making of future governments,” Coon said Thursday. Green Party Leader David Coon has introduced a bill that would ban political donations from corporations and trade unions. The proposed […]

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

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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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NB government promises carbon pricing will be tax neutral. Global News – October 4, 2016

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WATCH ABOVE: The New Brunswick government is remaining tight lipped regarding the federal government’s recent carbon pricing announcement; although they’re promising it won’t come at the expense of taxpayers. Global’s Jeremy Keefe reports. By Jeremy Keefe, Global News “It will generate the kind of revenue that is needed to provide incentives, grants, financing to home owners and businesses to invest […]

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David Coon calls NB Liquor’s legal threat to commissioner ‘Looney Tunes’. CBC – September 29

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By Philip Drost, CBC News “It’s time she sent clear direction to NB Liquor that says back down, give up any thought of pursuing legal action, and comply with the recommendations of the right to information commissioner,” David Coon. Green Party Leader David Coon says NB Liquor’s legal threat to the province’s information commissioner over her damning report is “extraordinarily […]

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Green Party celebrates 2 years: How far has David Coon come? CBC – September 23, 2016

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By Dylan Hackett, CBC News He continues to hold accountable, not just the government and Premier [Brian] Gallant, but the legislative process itself, often pointing out how vested interests control and command the provincial narrative. – Jamie Gillies, political scientist at St. Thomas University It’s been two years since David Coon made New Brunswick history by winning the first seat […]

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MLA Pushes for Maliseet Program Funding-Daily Gleaner

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ELIZABETH FRASER THE DAILY GLEANER David Coon, leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is urging the province to fund mandatory Maliseet immersion programs into school curriculum. Today, about 300 out of 7,000 Maliseet people in New Brunswick can speak the language – and that number could dwindle over time if people aren’t taking […]

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