Category Archives: Legislative Officers

Green Party Leader Calls for Standing Committee on Children and Youth

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Fredericton –On International Day of the Child, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, is calling on the government to ensure the Child and Youth Advocate has a place to be heard by the Legislative Assembly. “This week, I and many other community leaders and politicians across the country have been drawing […]

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Breathing new life into our Democracy

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Today, the Gallant government put the squeeze on democracy in New Brunswick.  After sitting for only two weeks since before Christmas, the government house leader moved to adjourn the House until March 29.  And the government’s proposing that we sit for only three more weeks before the summer break.  Yes, committees will meet, but that is no substitute for the […]

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Member’s Statement: Auditor General and the provincial deficit – 15 December 2015

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Mr. Speaker, this morning at a joint meeting of the Public Accounts and Crown Corporations Committees the AG told us that she was unable to tell us what the real numbers are for New Brunswick’s deficit because of the change made in accounting practices for pension funds, contrary to her advice and that of external experts. This is why she […]

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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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