Category Archives: Media Release

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Earth Day: Call to action to protect forest habitat

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick issued the following statement in recognition of Earth Day, April 22nd: “Fiddleheads will be emerging along our riverbanks shortly – the indisputable harbinger of spring in New Brunswick and an enduring symbol of rebirth and renewal. Another sure sign of spring, is the […]

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Open Atlantic Premier Meetings to Public Scrutiny

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick is hoping Atlantic Canadian premiers will discuss a common carbon pricing regime at their meeting in Saint John today, but Atlantic Canadians will be hard pressed to find out if they do. “We share so many common challenges in our region, it’s time […]

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Protecting our watersheds by protecting our forests

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick is calling on the Minister of Energy and Resource Development to plan forest activities on Crown land on a watershed basis to maintain adequate forest cover. “During the public hearings of the select committee on climate change our committee heard repeatedly about the […]

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Statement by the Green party leader on International Women’s Day

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick issued the following statement in recognition of International Women’s Day: “International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women, as well as to highlight the need for action to achieve equality. While there has been significant progress in pursuing pay […]

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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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New local governance legislation needs public input – 15 February 2017

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, is calling on the government to invite the public to provide feedback to the Legislative Assembly on its sweeping proposals for improving local governance. “The bills tabled today must strengthen local democracy, so citizens impacted by these changes should be given the chance […]

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Privatising management of hospital services a mistake – 3 February 2017

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South is dismayed at the government’s move to parcel out hospital services management to Sodexo. “The Gallant government has decided to privatize the management of our hospital services at the expense of 280 full time jobs,” said Coon. “This is a big mistake.” British […]

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