Category Archives: Private Member Bills

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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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An Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act

David Coon

Today, I tabled a bill entitled an Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act to eliminate political donations from corporations and trade unions. There is widespread concern among New Brunswickers that accepting political donations from corporations influences the decisions of governments. My bill is the first step in removing corporate influence from our democratic process here in New Brunswick. […]

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Green Jobs Act

David Coon

Last year, David introduced Bill 5, the Green Jobs Act. If passed, this bill would have brought transformational growth to New Brunswick while reducing our dependance on fossil fuels. The transition toward a low carbon economy provides such potential to stimulate economic growth in our rural communities and our urban centres. The Green Jobs Act had the unanimous support of […]

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An Act to Amend the Education Act

David Coon

Last year, I introduced a Bill to amend the New Brunswick Education Act to enact recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. This bill would mandate government to incorporate aboriginal culture and history into the New Brunswick public school curriculum. The bill passed second reading with the unanimous support of the house, but the session ended before the […]

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Sunshine Motion: Requiring Government To Report Tax Expenditures

David Coon

Last year, David tabled a Bill that would allow people to see how their government is influenced by requiring the government to report any contracts it has entered that exceeds $10,000. This Bill was called An Act to Amend the Procurement Act. These contract reports would lead to more government transparency and transparency is an important part of government legitimacy. […]

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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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Green Jobs Bill brings about much conversation

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coverage by Jeremy Keefe, Global News A cafe in Fredericton hosted New Brunswick Green Party Leader David Coon’s most recent conversation about his proposed Green Jobs Bill on Saturday. While the discussion was mostly centred around the bill, many in attendance brought their own ideas along. “I think it’s fantastic and I think that’s heading in the right direction,” said […]

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