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Election cyberthreats? There’s no plan for that – Telegraph Journal – 19 April 2018

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“It’s unnerving. Absolutely, it’s a concern, this just puts another demand on us.” – David Coon Article by: KATRINA CLARKE New Brunswick’s upcoming election could be vulnerable to external threats, says a cybersecurity expert, and the body that oversees elections says it doesn’t have a plan if the election is targeted. David Shipley, CEO of Fredericton-based Beauceron Security, said third […]

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Speaker Collins to fight ‘politically driven’ harassment allegation – CBC NEWS – 10 April 2018

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“I’m uncomfortable with it. That was the legal advice that was received, but to me it doesn’t add up.” -David Coon Article by: JACQUES POITRAS Photo by: CBC Speaker Chris Collins will fight the harassment allegations against him, according to his lawyer. On Monday, it was announced Collins has given up his administrative duties at the legislature. New Brunswick Speaker […]

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Stalled hospital privatization talks ‘good news’: Coon – Telegraph Journal – 10 April 2018

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“It’s good news. The last thing we need to do is be sending more money out of the province for services that we can provide inside the province … We need to reduce that economic leakage.”- David Coon Article by: KATRINA CLARKE Photo by: BNI ARCHIVE David Coon is calling the province’s stalled talks with Sodexo “good news,” saying it […]

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N.B. government fights climate change cautiously – nbmediacoop – 9 April 2018

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“The generation will be distributed so that you’ll have thousands of sources of electricity from a whole variety of renewable resources selling into the system.” – David Coon “To get things greener,” says UNB economist Herb Emery, “we’ve got to get Canadians out of their cars, but that’s very politically unpopular.” Photo by Norm Knight.Under federal pressure, the government of […]

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Has the province hit its emissions goal? Depends which goal, Liberals say – CBC NEWS – 9 April 2018

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“The premier misspoke. He’s just wrong. He’s taking the national target for reduction and applying it provincially, but that doesn’t work. It’s an election year and he doesn’t want this to be a big issue in the election.”- David Coon Article by:JACQUES POITRAS Have the Liberals already achieved their targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions? That claim is at the […]

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Shine light on secretive contracts – Telegraph Journal – 27 March 2018

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Article by: The Daily Gleaner New Brunswick taxpayers and political representatives shouldn’t have to resort to court rulings for transparency on public-private partnerships. The recent ruling against opening up provincial nursing home contracts with Shannex Inc. shows a lack of public accountability. Green Party leader David Coon ran into a brick wall when the Court of Queen’s Bench ruled against […]

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Green Party Leader David Coon loses court bid to have information released – CBC NEWS – 23 March 2018

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“I was disappointed but the judge made her decision, and her decision is what it is.” -David Coon Article by: JACQUES POITRAS Photo by: JOE MCDONALD/CBC A private for-profit nursing-home company with plans to triple its operations in New Brunswick has won the legal right to keep details of its government contracts secret.Justice Judy Clendening says Shannex Inc. does not […]

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Update: Judge rules nursing home contract details be kept secret – Telegraph Journal – 23 March 2018

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“This government doesn’t want this information to come out, otherwise why would they put so much time, effort and money into keeping financial information into corporate nursing homes secret?” -David Coon Article by: MICHAEL ROBINSON Photo by: BRUNSWICK NEWS ARCHIVES A judge with the Court of Queen’s Bench has dismissed Green Party Leader David Coon’s appeal of Senior and Long-Term […]

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Editorial: Skeptical of right-to-information office – Telegraph Journal – 21 March 2018

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Article by: SHANE MAGEE Photo by: SHANE MAGEE/TIMES & TRANSCRIPT The Gallant government does not have a good track record with transparency. It has also bungled several important files, from public finance to health-care outsourcing. This is why we’re skeptical of the Liberals’ latest venture: to streamline the task of responding to all right-to-information requests into the mandate of a […]

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Change to public records release system worries Green Party leader – Telegraph Journal – 21 March 2018

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“The problem we’ve got is information that should be released isn’t being released and the culture that’s developed is to force people to go through right to information to get what they’re seeking, so of course the workload is going to be huge to respond to that,” – David Coon Article by: SHANE MAGEE David Coon, leader of the provincial […]

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