Category Archives: Legislative Office

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Member’s Statement: The Role of the Legislative Branch – 11 February 2016

Mr. Speaker, in our Westminster system of parliamentary democracy, according to our own Legislature’s website, it is the role of the Legislative Assembly to exercise control over government action.  Private members on all sides of the House are to represent their constituents, serve as ombudsmen and law-makers, and act as watchdogs on the government and the bureaucracy.  For the members […]

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A Day in the Life of an Intern – Sophia’s Internship Experience at the Legislative Office of MLA David Coon

Working for the Green Party has been an extraordinarily rewarding experience for me as a student, and as a young professional. Let me tell you why! We learn in many different ways in our undergraduate studies. We learn in lectures, through course readings, projects, and presentations. For me, the best method of learning is through doing. The Arts Internship has […]

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David Coon met with members of the Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing

Green Party Leader and MLA for Fredericton South David Coon met with the members of the provincial Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing  on July 15th at their invitation. The Green Party Leader asked questions about  the commissioners’ terms of reference, work plan, timeline and the transparency of their work.  The Commission intends to manage its public profile through a website it […]

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Report from the Legislature

The implications of Finance Minister Roger Melanson’s choices in his first budget are emerging as the Committee on Estimates and Fiscal Policy examines the details, department by department. This has created an endless source of material for question period and plenty of public outcry. In particular, funding cuts to private childcare centres and increased costs for nursing home residents are […]

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