Category Archives: Job Creation

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Fredericton South MLA building on success of outreach project

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South is releasing updated versions of his community resource infographics highlighting food and housing supports available in Fredericton. “It’s important that when people are in crisis, they know where to turn for help with housing, food and employment,” said Coon. “These resource materials have proven to be popular with some of the most […]

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Green Party Leader proposes path to meet New Brunswick climate change targets

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Fredericton – Today, on Clean Air Day, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green party of New Brunswick is proposing a path to achieve New Brunswick’s carbon pollution reduction targets. “By 2030, over the next 12 years, we have committed to cut our collective carbon pollution by 4 million tonnes,” said Coon. “Most of our carbon […]

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Budget Speech – 10 February 2017

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A budget represents an annual opportunity to make deliberate spending decisions to take positive action that will protect and empower the citizens of New Brunswick. I have spoken to those priorities which I know are shared by many of my constituents. Here are videos of the budget debate broken down into each topic of priority. Economic Transition Mr. Speaker, a […]

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Privatising management of hospital services a mistake – 3 February 2017

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South is dismayed at the government’s move to parcel out hospital services management to Sodexo. “The Gallant government has decided to privatize the management of our hospital services at the expense of 280 full time jobs,” said Coon. “This is a big mistake.” British […]

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Green Party Leader calls for Regional Approach to Economic Development

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is urging the government to act on its commitment to assist local communities to establish and implement regional economic development plans. “While our major cities are growing, their success does not offer solutions to our rural communities and towns, beyond drawing their young […]

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Green Jobs Act

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Last year, David introduced Bill 5, the Green Jobs Act. If passed, this bill would have brought transformational growth to New Brunswick while reducing our dependance on fossil fuels. The transition toward a low carbon economy provides such potential to stimulate economic growth in our rural communities and our urban centres. The Green Jobs Act had the unanimous support of […]

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Energizing the rural economy: Biofuels in New Brunswick

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton toured two bio-fuel producers in northern New Brunswick on Thursday July 28th. “I was pleased to be able to visit Groupe Savoie in Saint-Quentin and Laforge Bioenvironmental in Saint-André to see their bio-fuel generation setups first hand,” said Coon. “Using the wood, wood waste, […]

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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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