Category Archives: Media Release

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Green Party Leader calls for Regional Approach to Economic Development

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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 act on its commitment to assist local communities to establish and implement regional economic development plans. “While our major cities are growing, their success does not offer solutions to our rural communities and towns, beyond drawing their young […]

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Green Party Leader to tour low carbon buildings in Moncton

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Fredericton – On Friday, January 13th, David Coon, leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South will travel to Moncton to visit buildings that have been constructed to have small carbon footprints. “Both the provincial and federal governments have new strategies to drive the transition to a low carbon economy by attacking energy waste and […]

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A statement from the Green Party Leader regarding resignation of NDP Leader

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South issued the following statement in recognition of the resignation of Dominic Cardy, leader of the New Brunswick NDP: “I want to wish Dominic Cardy the very best, following his resignation as the leader of the New Brunswick NDP. Our archaic first-past-the-post electoral system […]

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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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