Category Archives: Privatization

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The Corporatization of the Public Service Trumps Public Accountability

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A key function of the Legislative Assembly is to exercise control over government action, according to the Legislative Assembly’s website. While the idea of an assembly of elected representative exercising control over the actions of a premier and his or her cabinet may sound revolutionary, it is how our system of parliamentary democracy is actually supposed to work, and it […]

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Budget Speech – 10 February 2017

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A budget represents an annual opportunity to make deliberate spending decisions to take positive action that will protect and empower the citizens of New Brunswick. I have spoken to those priorities which I know are shared by many of my constituents. Here are videos of the budget debate broken down into each topic of priority. Economic Transition Mr. Speaker, a […]

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Deliberate Decisions and Budget Choices

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Last week the government tabled its budget. Next week, I will have the chance to ask questions about the details, department by department at the Estimates and Fiscal Policy Committee. However, comparing this budget with last year’s, many of the choices made by the Premier and cabinet are clear. We heard in the budget speech that funding to the Department […]

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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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J.D. Irving launches suit against woodlot groups. CBC – 2 February 2017

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by Connell Smith ‘It’s a classic case of injustice,’ says Green Party Leader David Coon. “Can you imagine if family farmers were treated this way or lobster fishermen were treated this way? There would be a revolution in parts of New Brunswick.” J.D. Irving Ltd. has launched a lawsuit against two groups representing private woodlot owners in southern New Brunswick. […]

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Construction of controversial paid-plasma clinic underway in Moncton. Global news – November 25, 2016

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By Heide Pearson An Ontario-based company has started construction of a controversial paid-plasma clinic in Moncton. The CEO of Canadian Plasma Resources, Dr. Barzin Bahardoust, won’t say exactly where it’s being built — only that it’s going to be near the Université de Moncton. The prospect of a paid-plasma clinic opening in New Brunswick has drawn protests and petitions since […]

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