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Environmental Trust Fund folded into Liberal government’s new ‘smart fund’

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“It’s just a way of packaging the things they want to talk about.” -David Coon Article by: Adam Huras, Telegraph-Journal Photo: Telegraph-Journal Archive FREDERICTON • The Liberal government has folded the province’s Environmental Trust Fund into its new $261-million initiative that aims to place an emphasis on education. But Environment Minister Brian Kenny maintains “nothing has changed” with how the […]

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Political Packaging: NB government’s education and new economy fund – Telegraph Journal – 25 February 2016

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article by Adam Huras, Telegraph Journal “They politically packaged the new initiatives they wanted to undertake to give it some profile.” – David Coon There’s little new in the government’s education and new economy fund – with more than three quarters of the $261.8 million pooled from across government departments being spent on the same things as past years. But […]

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Building a National Climate Strategy: Some Ideas for Premier Gallant – Part I: Regulating industrial Emissions

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Fredericton – In early March, Premier Gallant will participate in a First Ministers conference hosted by Prime Minister Trudeau to discuss a national climate action strategy. On Friday, Brian Kenny, Minister of Environment and Local Government will meet with his peers from across the country. David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick […]

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New Brunswickers want Corporate Sector to Pay its Fair Share

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Fredericton– On Monday, January 11, 2016, the government will commence its final public consultation as part of its strategic program review. David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick wants government to ensure everyone pays their fair share as recommended by New Brunswickers in the first round of consultations. In March 2015, the […]

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Green Party Leader looks to government to reintroduce Vote 16

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Fredericton – On Tuesday, the Legislative Assembly will meet to end its first sitting, and all unresolved bills on the order paper will be left behind, including the Vote 16 Bill introduced by David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick.  It had passed second reading and was waiting on the government to […]

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N.B. premier ready to talk climate change at ministers’ meeting

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This news story was taken from CTV Atlantic, with files from Nick Moore November 22, 2015 New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says he’s ready to talk climate change with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other premiers. “All the while insuring respecting each province specific realities,” said Gallant. “We all have different types of economies and different challenges.” On CTV’s Question […]

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