Category Archives: New Economy

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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Latest speculation on Lepreau II ‘beating a dead horse’ CBC – 20 February 2017

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By Julia Wright “Time has moved on, and nuclear power’s time has passed,” said Coon. The idea of a second nuclear power plant at Point Lepreau has resurfaced periodically since the 1980s — most recently in a Feb. 15 op-ed by Frank McKenna, in which the former premier said increased demand for non-emitting energy in New England, and a proposed […]

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Budget Debate – 10 February 2017

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Here is the video and transcript of my speech, recorded in the language in which it was spoken. Highlights Full Debate Economic Transition Mr. Speaker, a budget is supposed to tell us where we are headed. Just two months ago, this government released its strategy to propel New Brunswick’s transition to a low-carbon economy. The strategy largely reflects what New […]

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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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Third Party Leader’s Response to Speech from the Throne, 8 November 2016

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On 8 November 2016 David Coon delivered his response the the Speech from the Throne for the 3rd Session of the 58th Legislative Assembly. Below is the text in the language in which it was spoken: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to provide a response to the Speech from the Throne on behalf of the Third Party in […]

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