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An important Milestone: MLA Code of Conduct

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Wednesday marked another milestone in my first term as MLA. Last year, my motion to prepare a Code of Conduct and job description for MLAs was passed unanimously through the legislature. Today the final code of conduct was debated and passed. It will now be included with the standing rules of the Legislature. This means that New Brunswickers can have […]

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A snapshot of homelessness in N.B. – Telegraph Journal – 12 March 2018

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article by Tom Bateman “Government has got to start living within its means, while helping the tens of thousands of New Brunswickers who lack the means to live. The premier has an extra $165 million in revenue to work with, which should enable him to tackle poverty head-on.” – David Coon Advocates for New Brunswick’s homeless hope a snapshot of […]

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N.B. politicians may face new sex harassment rules – Telegraph Journal – 14 March 2018

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Green Party Leader David Coon had been calling on another committee of government to add an MLA code of conduct to existing rules. The Gallant government is aiming to create a separate workplace harassment policy for the province’s politicians and their staff. It also plans to add a section on harassment to a code of conduct governing MLAs, two moves […]

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Conflict rules for MLAs shouldn’t be too restrictive, Serge Rousselle says – CBC News – 15 March 2018

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Can the provincial government tighten its conflict-of-interest laws without going too far? That was the subject of debate on this week’s Political Panel, after New Brunswick Integrity Commissioner Alexandre Deschênes, in his annual report, called again for tougher legislation governing MLAs. “The context here is so many people don’t trust politicians, have a low opinion of politicians. So you want […]

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Health care system in ‘crisis’: opposition – Telegraph Journal – 13 March 2018

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article by Adam Huras “Huge cracks are opening up in New Brunswick’s health care system and this government seems oblivious to the fact. When emergency services are not available when you need them it says to me that the government has its priorities screwed up.” – David Coon Both the Progressive Conservatives and Greens have delivered a scathing criticism of […]

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Gallant has ‘comfortable lead’: poll – Telegraph Journal – 9 March 2018

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Article by: ADAM HURAS A new poll suggests the Gallant Liberals have a “comfortable lead” over the Progressive Conservatives, despite the party registering its lowest voter support in more than two years. A new poll suggests the Gallant Liberals have a “comfortable lead” over the Progressive Conservatives, despite the party registering its lowest voter support in more than two years.The […]

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Coalition pushes private sector pay equity legislation – Telegraph Journal – 8 March 2018

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“We want to see significant progress made toward pay equity in the private sector.”-David Coon Article by: SARAH SEELEY Times & Transcript Two days before International Women’s Day, unions and community organizations launched a push for pay equity to be included in political platforms for the upcoming provincial election. Fourteen organizations are part of Coalition for Pay Equity, including the […]

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Hire more nurses to end ER bottleneck: N.B. critics – Telegraph Journal – 7 March 2018

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“This government loves setting up committees and creating plans and strategies that it never implements. What we need is action.”- David Coon Article by: JOHN CHILIBECK Legislature Bureau Staff shortages that have caused bottlenecks at hospital emergency rooms and nursing homes in New Brunswick could be solved if the government started hiring more nurses, say opposition critics.Both Progressive Conservative and […]

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N.B. homebuilders to be offered incentives to go green – Telegraph Journal – 20 February 2018

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“Only about 25 per cent of all the energy that’s consumed in New Brunswick is in the form of electricity. So that puts all the rest of it on this minister’s department.”-David Coon NB Power wants to ensure more than 650 new homes a year are built more energy efficient, offering incentives worth hundreds of dollars per house. Rick Doucet, […]

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