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Statement by the Green party leader on International Women’s 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 International Women’s Day: “International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women, as well as to highlight the need for action to achieve equality. While there has been significant progress in pursuing pay […]

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Bill to end political donations from corporations and trade unions to have second reading – 16 February 2017

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Fredericton – Today in the Legislative Assembly, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, will bring his amendments to the Political Process Financing Act forward for Second Reading. Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act will eliminate political donations from corporations and trade unions. “My bill is a […]

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New local governance legislation needs public input – 15 February 2017

David Coon

Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, is calling on the government to invite the public to provide feedback to the Legislative Assembly on its sweeping proposals for improving local governance. “The bills tabled today must strengthen local democracy, so citizens impacted by these changes should be given the chance […]

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Privatising management of hospital services a mistake – 3 February 2017

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South is dismayed at the government’s move to parcel out hospital services management to Sodexo. “The Gallant government has decided to privatize the management of our hospital services at the expense of 280 full time jobs,” said Coon. “This is a big mistake.” British […]

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Green Party Leader calls for Regional Approach to Economic Development

David Coon

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

David Coon

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

David Coon

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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