Category Archives: Poverty

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A snapshot of homelessness in N.B. – Telegraph Journal – 12 March 2018

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article by Tom Bateman “Government has got to start living within its means, while helping the tens of thousands of New Brunswickers who lack the means to live. The premier has an extra $165 million in revenue to work with, which should enable him to tackle poverty head-on.” – David Coon Advocates for New Brunswick’s homeless hope a snapshot of […]

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Green Party Leaders Response to the Budget Speech

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Nine point six billion dollars is what government intends to spend to serve the people of our province. Despite $165 million in additional revenue over what was received this past year, this budget will drive our deficit back up to $189 million by spending $235 million more than last year. After three years of effort to balance the books, this […]

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Is the Government Imposing Poverty on New Brunswickers?

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The video and transcript of oral questions are recorded in the language it was originally spoken. M. Coon : Les prestations d’aide sociale sont tellement faibles qu’elles forcent certaines personnes à vivre dans la pauvreté. Dans son rapport intitulé Vivre avec un handicap dans la pauvreté extrême au Nouveau-Brunswick, le Front commun pour la justice sociale du Nouveau- Brunswick a […]

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