Category Archives: Poverty

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Fredericton South MLA building on success of outreach project

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South is releasing updated versions of his community resource infographics highlighting food and housing supports available in Fredericton. “It’s important that when people are in crisis, they know where to turn for help with housing, food and employment,” said Coon. “These resource materials have proven to be popular with some of the most […]

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Public Transportation System: Question Period – 30 March 2017

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions today recorded in the language it was originally spoken. M. Coon : Ma question s’adresse au ministre des Transports et de l’Infrastructure. Posséder une voiture n’est pas une possibilité pour plusieurs personnes du Nouveau-Brunswick. Si vous ne pouvez pas vous permettre d’en acheter une, se déplacer pour aller voir le médecin, […]

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MLA alleges discrimination after N.B. mother denied social assistance. CTV – 29 March 2017

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With files from CTV Atlantic’s Laura Brown. “I find this ludicrous and frankly, sexist,” Coon said in the New Brunswick legislature Tuesday. “Can the Minister of Families and Children explain to this house why his department insists knowing the name of the father before providing a single mom and her children with income they need through social assistance so they […]

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Social Development Discriminates Against Single Mothers: Question Period – 28 March 2017

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions today recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: I have a constituent in crisis. She has no source of income, so she and her children face homelessness. When people are in dire straits, our social safety net is meant to be there to support them. That is not […]

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Coon goes to bat for single mom who was denied welfare-Telegraph Journal-29 March, 2017

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Article by John Chilibeck Photo by John Chilibeck/Legislature Bureau “It’s private information and, in fact, we’re amending the human rights act in New Brunswick to protect single mothers from discrimination, in terms of family status, and this sounds like discrimination to me.”-David Coon FREDERICTON • A single mom has been denied welfare for refusing to disclose the name of her […]

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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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