Category Archives: Question Period

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Environment Minister Responds to Herbicide Question April 8, 2015

Hon. Mr. Kenny: In response to questions asked by the member for Fredericton South that were taken under advisement, I would like to report to the House today.  With regard to the member’s question, Health Canada is the leading authority in determining the safety of pest control products. All registered pest control products used in New Brunswick have undergone a […]

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Question Period: Eliminating Tuition Tax Credit – Tuesday April 7, 2015

Mr. Coon: The decision to eliminate the university tuition rebate tax credit effectively raises the personal income tax of newly minted university graduates. I have heard from many of my constituents, who are furious, on this matter. One constituent wrote: This rebate was not intended to help needy students enter the system, but it was intended to keep young professionals […]

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Question Period: Hydraulic fracturing commission – Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hydraulic Fracturing Commission     M. Coon : Ma question, pour le premier ministre, est la suivante : La Nouvelle-Écosse, le Québec et l’État de New York ont tous entrepris une recherche plus approfondie sur la fracturation hydraulique dans l’extraction du gaz de schiste. Pour ce faire, ils ont disposé de ressources importantes, dont : David Wheeler, président de Cape […]

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Question Period: Youth Mental Health – Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Youth Mental Health     Mr. Coon: My question is for the Minister of Education. To address youth mental health, an Integrated Service Delivery approach for children and youth was instituted at two demonstration sites in 2011—one in Charlotte County and another in the Acadian Peninsula. As a result, children and youth have received more timely and comprehensive services than […]

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Question Period: First Nations Consultation – Thursday, March 19, 2016

First Nations Consultation     Mr. Coon: The Premier met with the chiefs from the Wolastoqi and Mi’kmaq First Nations yesterday. As we know, neither the Wolastoqiyik, the Mi’kmaq, nor the Passamaquoddy ceded or surrendered land to the Crown. The legal bases for the government’s relationship with First Nations are our Peace and Friendship Treaties and a growing mountain of […]

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Question Period: Environmental Impact Assessment for Energy East Pipeline – Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Environmental Impact Assessment     Mr. Coon: My question is for the Minister of Environment. Under Schedule A of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation, any proposal to construct a pipeline exceeding 5 km in length must be registered with the minister before it is commenced in order for the minister to determine whether or not the completion of an environmental […]

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Question Period: Canadian paper products – Friday, March 13, 2015

Trade of Canadian paper products     Mr. Coon: My question is for the Minister of Economic Development. The Telegraph-Journal reported today that a coalition of American pulp and paper companies has filed a petition with the United States International Trade Commission applying for countervailing duties to be placed on imports of some Canadian paper products. They claim that federal […]

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