Category Archives: Language

Auditor rings alarm bells over N.B.’s debt months before provincial election – Times Colonist – 12 June 2018

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“The government stopped on its progress in reducing the deficit and the books should have been balanced for next year, and that’s not happening. P.E.I. is balanced, Nova Scotia is balanced and we should be balanced,” Coon said. Article by: Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press FREDERICTON — With a New Brunswick election just months away, the auditor general is sounding […]

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More focus on French needed in N.B.: commissioner – Telegraph Journal – 20 June 2018

New Brunswick Commissioner of Official Languages Katherine d'Entremont.
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“My colleagues were fearful of asking questions because they’re concerned about the election year,” Coon said, alluding to the hot-button nature of language issues. Article by: JOHN CHILIBECK FREDERICTON • The idea of creating a new secretariat to ensure the equality of English and French is getting the cold shoulder from most politicians in the province. Katherine d’Entremont, the province’s […]

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Question Period: Protecting Indigenous Language – July 8, 2016

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions today recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: While this is great sport with a high entertainment value this morning, I have some questions. Last month, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke at a virtual town hall on the Aboriginal Peoples Televison Network. He was talking about the importance of […]

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David Coon says Language Commissioner situation worsened by dysfunctional committee

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Article by Dan McHardie, CBC The Legislative Assembly’s dysfunctional committee system must accept part of the blame for the ongoing controversy surrounding the province’s official languages commissioner, says Green Party Leader David Coon. Katherine d’Entremont spoke to the media on Friday in an attempt to explain how she handled an investigation into the provision of bilingual services at government buildings. […]

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