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New Brunswick Unrepresented at Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Climate Summit of the Americas

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Fredericton – The Climate Summit of the Americas, hosted by the Government of Ontario, is taking place in Toronto today with representation from all Canadian Provinces except for New Brunswick. The summit is bringing together premiers, governors, ministers and civil servants from across North and South America to examine the means to build a low-carbon economy. “Premiers Wynne and Couillard […]

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David Coon Celebrates Canada Day – Itinerary

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick will be visiting several communities to celebrate Canada Day. Look for him at the following times and locations on July 1st: Oromocto: 11:00-12:30 – David will be in Hazen Park with Marylou Babineau, federal candidate for Fredericton, participating in the Canada Day festivities of […]

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Report on Poverty in New Brunswick Demonstrates Great Need

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Fredericton – Today, the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation (ESIC) released its 5 year progress report on the New Brunswick’s poverty reduction strategy.   Poverty was reduced between 2009 and 2011 as a result of increases in social assistance and the minimum wage, while the rate of deep poverty increased by 5%. “The gains identified in the progress report illustrate the […]

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Green Party Leader Responds to Auditor General Report on Silviculture

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Fredericton – Today, Auditor General, Kim MacPherson, presented the second volume of her annual report. In it, she uncovered an apparent bias toward industry in its stewardship of Crown forests. “We have known anecdotally that government after government has prioritized corporate interests in New Brunswick over sustainable management of our forests,” said David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader […]

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Green Party Leader Files Complaint to Ombudsman: Is Environment Minister Giving Energy East a Free Pass?

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, has filed a complaint with the Ombudsman to investigate if the Minister of Environment is acting outside of his regulations in failing to require TransCanada to register the proposed Energy East pipeline for environmental review. According to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulation under […]

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National Aboriginal Day

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For Immediate Release Fredericton – Sunday, June 21, 2015, National Aboriginal Day, comes on the heels of the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. “As we celebrate and honour First Nations peoples, let us also remember the impact of the residential schools on these peoples,” said David Coon, MLA Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New […]

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World Environment Day

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For Immediate Release Fredericton, NB – Today is the United Nations World Environment Day. The theme is reducing consumption. The official UN website asserts that living within our planetary boundaries is the best way to build a sustainable future. “What many people don’t realise is that each one of us can make a meaningful difference,” said David Coon, MLA Fredericton South […]

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A Sad Day for New Brunswick Forests

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Fredericton – Today, the Government defeated Bill 13: An Act to Return to the Crown Certain Rights Relating to Wood Supply and Forest Management. “I’m incredibly saddened with this government’s decision,” said David Coon, MLA Fredericton South, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and sponsor of the bill. “This government has favoured industry over reclaiming its authority for […]

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