Category Archives: Media Release

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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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Environment Week the Perfect Time to Stand up in Defence of NB Forests

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Fredericton – On Wednesday, June 3, smack-dab in the middle of Environment week, Bill 13 An Act to Return to the Crown Certain Rights Relating to Wood Supply and Forest Management, will come before the legislature for second reading. “Passing this bill is crucial for the future sustainability of the forests, our wildlife, and our economy,” said David Coon, MLA-Fredericton […]

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A Day of Change for NB Governance

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Fredericton – Today is the first day that the standing committees of the Legislative Assembly will begin working under their new mandate. Committees are now responsible for reviewing bills that pass second reading before they return to the House for third reading. According to the Liberal platform, the government made these changes to give private members more opportunities to participate […]

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Nurse Practitioners as One Solution to the New Brunswick Doctor Shortage

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Fredericton – On Monday, April 21st the Government of New Brunswick announced the creation of a $300,000 pilot project designed to remove 2000 New Brunswickers from the physician waitlist. The New Brunswick Medical Society estimates that as many as 50,000 New Brunswickers are without access to primary care. “This project represents mere tinkering at the edges of the system and […]

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April 22 is Earth Day: Let’s Do More Than Pick Up Garbage

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Fredericton – This year Earth Day comes on the heels of Premiers’ climate summit in Quebec City at which Ontario and Quebec Premiers announced a joint cap/trade emissions program. “Earth Day would be a great day for Premier Gallant to announce how he is going to strengthen New Brunswick’s climate action plan so we don’t miss our emissions reduction target […]

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Premier Gallant’s Commitment to Lower Carbon Economy Must Drive Job Creation

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Premier Gallant’s Commitment to Lower Carbon Economy Must Drive Job Creation  (Fredericton, NB) Premier Brian Gallant committed to make a transition to a lower carbon economy with Premiers from across the country in the final declaration from the Québec Summit on Climate Change yesterday.  “The Premier has a tremendous opportunity to drive job creation by reducing New Brunswick’s dependence on […]

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David Coon to Join New Brunswick Delegation to Premiers’ Climate Summit in Quebec City

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Green Party Leader David Coon to Join New Brunswick Delegation to Premiers’ Climate Summit in Quebec City (Fredericton, NB) On, Tuesday April 14th David Coon, MLA Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick will be part of the New Brunswick delegation to Premiers’ Climate Summit  to be hosted in Quebec City by Premier Couillard to discuss renewed efforts to fight climate change. “This summit needs to […]

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