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Green Party leader tables bill to update archaic crown lands legislation

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Fredericton –Today, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, tabled a bill entitled an Act to Amend the Crown Lands and Forests Act as a first step in modernizing the act. “The Crown Lands and Forests Act is almost 40 years old and there is broad consensus that it needs modernization,” said […]

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Something’s got to give: A statement by the Green party leader on National Housing Day

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Fredericton — David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is calling on the government to provide adequate funding for homelessness initiatives across the province. “Homelessness and housing insecurity is the number one issue I deal with at my constituency office,” said Coon. “Our homeless shelters need support, our Housing First strategies need […]

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Green Party Leader Calls for Standing Committee on Children and Youth

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Fredericton –On International Day of the Child, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, is calling on the government to ensure the Child and Youth Advocate has a place to be heard by the Legislative Assembly. “This week, I and many other community leaders and politicians across the country have been drawing […]

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Legislative Assembly Must Adopt a Parliamentary Calendar

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is calling on the government to introduce a Sessional Order when the 58th Legislature resumes sitting for its 3rd Session November to enable members to agree on a parliamentary calendar to fix sitting days and committee meetings. “Last year, early in our Second […]

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A Statement by the Green Party Leader on World Mental Health 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 World Mental Health Day on Monday, October 10. “Mental health resources in New Brunswick continue to be funded at less than 5% of our provincial health budget. The national average is 7%. It is no surprise that […]

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Economic growth plan is incomplete

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South is concerned that the Economic Growth Plan ignores important economic opportunities in the green economy. “I’m pleased that the premier has identified local food and the smart grid as growth opportunities for New Brunswick as I have championed both of these files. However, […]

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Energizing the rural economy: Biofuels in New Brunswick

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton toured two bio-fuel producers in northern New Brunswick on Thursday July 28th. “I was pleased to be able to visit Groupe Savoie in Saint-Quentin and Laforge Bioenvironmental in Saint-André to see their bio-fuel generation setups first hand,” said Coon. “Using the wood, wood waste, […]

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A statement on New Brunswick Day

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick gave the following statement in recognition of New Brunswick Day: “New Brunswick Day is a time to be with family, friends and neighbours. I will be participating in the official celebrations for New Brunswick Day in St. Stephen with my family. We live […]

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Green Party Leader’s Bills to Die on the Order Paper

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is disappointed that his four bills and motion look like they will die on the order paper with the house adjourning this week. “The sporadic house schedule introduced by the government this session has meant that I didn’t even get halfway through my […]

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