Category Archives: In the News

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Paid blood plasma clinic for Moncton facing opposition – Telegraph Journal, 13 June 2016

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article by John Chilibeck, Telegraph Journal “Before our provincial government makes any decision around this, there needs to be a robust discussion and debate about the ethics of doing this. To open the door to turn parts of people into products is quite worrisome.” – David Coon Opposition is mounting to a private company’s plans to pay people for their […]

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Opposition threatens legislature slowdown over ‘omnibus’ bill, CBC – 29 March 2016

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article by Jacques Poitras, CBC “It goes from amending legislation dealing with agriculture, to legislation dealing with car salvage, vehicle salvage. So it’s from soup to nuts. It’s nuts.”- David Coon Opposition politicians are threatening to slow down the work of the New Brunswick Legislature to protest a so-called “omnibus” government bill that’s 77 pages and would amend 14 different […]

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Energy efficiency program that saved businesses money short-circuited, Telegraph Journal – 29 March 2016

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article by John Chilibeck, Telegraph Journal “This could drive a lot of job creation because of the products needed, projects required and services and trades that have to be involved,” Coon said. Rob Northrup wanted to save money when he built a new Leon’s outlet in Saint John, but his wife Jean, who served for years on the town of […]

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Wind Farm Development being planned for rural Saint John, Telegraph Journal – 26 March 2016

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article by Rebecca Watson, Telegraph Journal A renewable energy company in Quispamsis is planning the development of an industrial-size wind farm just outside Saint John. In the wake of New Brunswick losing 5,700 jobs in February, Thomas Walton, co-owner of Massey Walton Energy Systems, said the plan was mostly inspired by the province’s high unemployment rates. “Our intention is simply […]

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New Brunswick still considering a price on carbon, including a gas tax hike, says Gallant

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Like all New Brunswickers, I am eager to see the premier’s plan for making the transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy and clean technology – David Coon Premier Brian Gallant says he is still considering a price on carbon to strengthen New Brunswick’s efforts in tackling climate. And he’s now listing a hike in the gas tax among […]

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Environmental Trust Fund folded into Liberal government’s new ‘smart fund’

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“It’s just a way of packaging the things they want to talk about.” -David Coon Article by: Adam Huras, Telegraph-Journal Photo: Telegraph-Journal Archive FREDERICTON • The Liberal government has folded the province’s Environmental Trust Fund into its new $261-million initiative that aims to place an emphasis on education. But Environment Minister Brian Kenny maintains “nothing has changed” with how the […]

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