Category Archives: In the News

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Green Jobs Bill brings about much conversation

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coverage by Jeremy Keefe, Global News A cafe in Fredericton hosted New Brunswick Green Party Leader David Coon’s most recent conversation about his proposed Green Jobs Bill on Saturday. While the discussion was mostly centred around the bill, many in attendance brought their own ideas along. “I think it’s fantastic and I think that’s heading in the right direction,” said […]

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N.B. Green Party Leader going outside legislature to get bill passed – CTV News – 20 February 2016

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coverage by Laura Brown, CTV The leader of New Brunswick’s Green Party is going outside the legislature to drum up support for a bill he’s trying to get passed. On a tour through the province, David Coon has been speaking to New Brunswickers about his Green Jobs Bill with hopes of generating public pressure so the Liberals and Conservatives will […]

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NB First Nations Group Vows to Veto Pipeline Project

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article by Chris Morris, Telegraph Journal “That puts the Wolastoq people in a very powerful position with respect to what happens on that land. … There will have to be direct discussions between the government of Canada, the government of New Brunswick and the First Nations communities up and down the river.” – David Coon First, it was Montreal-area mayors, […]

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Opposition parties attack health care reforms in Liberal budget

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Coon also attacked the Liberal decision to negotiate with Medavie Blue Cross to have the company take over administration of the extra–mural hospital program, which he calls a “jewel” of the system. Article by Jacques Poitras, CBC News Opposition parties are focusing their attacks on Liberal health care reforms, despite the Gallant government’s claims they’ve made no major cuts to the […]

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MLA Panel Strategic Program Review 13 January 2016

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Taken from CBC Information Morning – Fredericton. CBC talks to 3 Fredericton area MLA’s about the Strategic Program Review. Andrew Harvey, Liberal MLA for Carleton-Victoria; Brian MacDonald, Progressive Conservative MLA for Fredericton West-Hanwell; David Coon, Green Party MLA for Fredericton South. http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2681771583

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Anti-spray group launches campaign to ban glyphosate – CBC News 16 December 2015

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article from CBC News A few dozen people turned out at the legislature Wednesday to protest the use of glyphosate and other herbicides in the province. They are part of a new group called Stop Spraying New Brunswick, made up of hunters, environmentalists, and others opposed to spraying in New Brunswick forests. Members of the protest crowd in front of […]

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