Category Archives: Politics

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Speech for second reading of bill to eliminate political donations from corporations and trade unions

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Here is the text of my speech written in the language in which it was spoken. It’s time that New Brunswick eliminate the role corporate money plays in politics. And the role politics plays in the spending decisions of businesses, and even some organizations and municipalities. A “pay to play” culture has existed across multiple governments over many years. I […]

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Bill to end political donations from corporations and trade unions to have second reading – 16 February 2017

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Fredericton – Today in the Legislative Assembly, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, will bring his amendments to the Political Process Financing Act forward for Second Reading. Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act will eliminate political donations from corporations and trade unions. “My bill is a […]

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Updated: Premier Brian Gallant suggesting against use of ‘quotas’ to ensure more women enter politics. TELEGRAPH JOURNAL – 11 January 2017

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Adam Huras “That’s a standing policy of the Green Party,” Coon said, stating the party’s slate of candidates is to reflect the makeup of society. The Greens fielded 22 women out of a total of 46 candidates in 2014. “People bring their experiences to the table and women experience life differently than how men experience life,” Coon said. “It’s important […]

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New Brunswick’s first integrity commissioner appointed by premier. CBC – December 7, 2016.

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By Jacques Poitras Retired New Brunswick Court of Appeal justice Alexandre Deschênes will become the province’s first integrity commissioner, an appointment supported by the opposition Progressive Conservatives and Green Party Leader David Coon. Premier Brian Gallant’s appointment of retired justice Alexandre Deschênes to the new post of integrity commissioner has the support of the two opposition parties in the legislature. […]

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Some votes are more equal than others

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On July 8, the Liberals tabled a discussion paper entitled Strengthening New Brunswick’s Democracy and announced they wanted the Legislature to establish a Select Committee on Democratic Reform. The irony was delicious. Since Christmas, the seat of our democracy had barely had the chance to warm up. Inexplicably, our sitting days were severely cut back and important financial oversight committees […]

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Green Party Leader’s Bills to Die on the Order Paper

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is disappointed that his four bills and motion look like they will die on the order paper with the house adjourning this week. “The sporadic house schedule introduced by the government this session has meant that I didn’t even get halfway through my […]

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Daughters of the Vote – Application Deadline June 30, 2016

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Equal Voice has launched an initiative designed to encourage young women to find out more about the political process and how they can get involved. Daughters of the Vote will provide young women throughout the country an opportunity to experience firsthand how politics works and how they can impact the political process provincially and on the federal scene. One applicant […]

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