Category Archives: Media Release

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National Addictions Awareness Week: Green Party Leader calls for alcohol harm reduction strategy

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Fredericton – MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, David Coon, issued the following statement in recognition of National Addictions Awareness Week: “Each year, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction joins organizations across the country in observing National Addictions Awareness Week. This week highlights issues and solutions to help address alcohol – […]

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Green party leader tables the Green Energy Security Act

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, tabled a bill today to support New Brunswick renewable energies, energy efficiency initiatives and public transportation. “It’s time to provide assistance to home and business owners to help them reduce their cost of heating and generate their own power. A major program to […]

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We will never forget: Statement by the Green party leader on Remembrance Day

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Fredericton – MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, David Coon, issued the following statement in recognition of Remembrance Day on Saturday, November 11, 2017: “November 11th is a special day for Canadians as we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. Today we remember the brave service men and […]

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Green Party leader tables a motion to launch alcohol harm reduction campaign

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is insisting that the government, in partnership with NB Liquor, implement a comprehensive strategy aimed at alcohol harm reduction. “We have been increasing the availability and visibility of alcohol in our province, with the appearance hard liquor amongst chips and skittles in our […]

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Green party leader wants people to be able to participate in the work of the People’s House

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is urging the government to support his motions to give the Committees of the Legislature greater authority and autonomy. “Our legislative committees currently lack the necessary authority to fulfill the mandates the Legislative Assembly gave them years ago. Whether it is examining the […]

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Green Party Leader tables bill to restore some fairness to property tax assessments

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South started the legislative session by tabling a bill to restore some fairness to property tax assessments. If adopted, Coon’s bill to amend the Assessment Act would remove the exemption for crude oil storage tanks, as well as for industrial machinery and equipment in […]

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Ministers should implement recommendations of Right to Information

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South is asking Ministers to comply with recommendations of the access to information and protection of privacy commissioner. On October 11, Minister Harris refused to comply with the recommendations of the Access to Information Commissioner that she grant access to private-public partnership agreements for […]

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Inadequate annual reporting by government departments prevents committee effectiveness

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Fredericton – The Public Accounts committee is beginning two weeks of public hearings to follow up on the Auditor General’s recommendations and examine the expenditures of government departments. David Coon, Green party leader and MLA for Fredericton South, is concerned about the lack of details being provided to the committee by departments. “In my preparation as a member of the […]

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Alzheimer’s Day a reminder to move forward on dementia strategy

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick is reminding the government on International Alzheimer’s Day of the urget need for a provincial dementia strategy. In January the Council on Aging released a comprehensive set of recommendations: We are all in this together, designed to better the experience of aging in […]

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