Category Archives: Media Release

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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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Green Party Leader launches 3-part educational video series on International Day of Democracy

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Fredericton – On Friday, September 15th, the International Day of Democracy, David Coon, leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, will officially launch his educational video series: Legicate Yourself. “Most people don’t understand that the main function of our provincial parliament, the Legislative Assembly, is to exercise control over government action. It is the […]

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Statement by the Green Party Leader on the gutting of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health

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Fredericton – Green Party leader and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon says that Health Minister Victor Boudreau is gutting the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and undermining its ability to promote and protect public health. Yesterday, in a news release, the Minister of Health announced that the Healthy Environments Branch, the Public Health Practice and Population […]

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