Category Archives: Question Period

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QUESTION PERIOD: MENTAL HEALTH – 9 NOVEMBER 2016

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions recorded on 9 November 2016 in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: The national average for spending on mental health care across Canada is 7% of provincial health budgets. The Canadian Mental Health Association is encouraging all provinces to increase their spending to 9%. In New Brunswick, we spend […]

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Question Period: Climate Change – 3 November 2016

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions recorded on 3 November 2016 in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: Over the break since July, your Select Committee on Climate Change has been hard at work. I just want to say that it was a tremendous experience in terms of cooperation and collaboration among all three parties […]

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Question Period: Protecting Indigenous Language – July 8, 2016

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions today recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: While this is great sport with a high entertainment value this morning, I have some questions. Last month, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke at a virtual town hall on the Aboriginal Peoples Televison Network. He was talking about the importance of […]

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Question Period: Subsidies for Industry – July 6, 2016

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions recorded in the language in which it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: On Canada Day, our power rates went up. Yes, New Brunswick ratepayers continue to subsidize the large industrial operations in this province with their power bills through a program that is deceptively named the Large Industrial Renewable Energy Purchase […]

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Question Period: Emergency Room Wait Times Follow-up – July 5, 2016

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions, recorded in the language in which it was spoken. Mr. Coon: We are failing to meet national benchmarks for patient wait times in the emergency departments of our hospitals. Yesterday, the Campbellton Regional Hospital issued a statement asking the public to refrain from using the emergency room whenever possible because it […]

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Question Period: Private Blood Plasma Business – June 30, 2016

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Here’s the video and transcript in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: The Minister of Health has indicated publicly that he supports the establishment of a private blood business in Moncton. In Ontario, before they were banned, private blood clinics were set up beside payday loan shops and methadone clinics to prey on the most vulnerable. They paid […]

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Question Period: Rights of Indigenous Peoples – May 20, 2016

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M. Coon : Nous avons du pain sur la planche à la Chambre. So much work, so little time. For example, on May 10, the federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, removed Canada’s objector status to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, stating that we are now full supporters of the declaration, without […]

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Question Period: CUPE 2745, Educational Assistants – May 18, 2016

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Mr. Coon: Today, I have questions regarding the 4 000 New Brunswickers, mostly women who are poorly paid, who work in our school system as educational assistants and library workers. They commenced a pay equity process in 2011, and it was finalized last September. However, they have yet to receive their revised and backdated compensation. Will the Minister of Finance, […]

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