Category Archives: Politics

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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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