Category Archives: Question Period

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Question Period: Autism – May 29,2015

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 Mr. Coon: As the Minister of Education well knows, the rate of autism has been increasing by leaps and bounds but our services have not been keeping up. While we have a very effective Early Intervention Program for preschoolers, the average age of diagnosis for autism for children who are not severely autistic is age 8, while they are in […]

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Question Period: Health Care System- May 15, 2015

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Mr. Coon: The Chalmers hospital in Fredericton and, for that matter, hospitals around the province are bursting at the seams. They are in gridlock—so much so that surgeries are being canceled, patients are trapped in ER hallways for days, and people are dying without dignity. They cannot be given private rooms because they are not available. The chief of surgery at the Chalmers […]

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Question Period: Job Losses in Energy Sector – May 14, 2015

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Mr. Coon: NB Power has contracted with a Toronto-based company to deliver its soon-to-be announced home insulation program. Four New Brunswick businesses provided energy evaluation services under the late, great Efficiency NB’s home retrofit program. Energy advisers who have been building careers in the energy efficiency services industry have been laid off across the province. Local energy efficiency businesses have […]

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Question Period: Rising Healthcare Costs?: Solutons Staring us in the Face – May 6,2015

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Mr. Coon: The government is constantly asking opposition members for solutions. When it comes to improving health care and reducing costs, solutions are staring the Minister of Health in the face. Yesterday, in my member’s statement, I said that midwives were able to provide 87% of essential care to women and newborns and substantially reduce costs with better  outcomes for […]

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Question Period: Fish and Wildlife – Apil 30, 2015

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Mr. Coon: The scientific staff of the Minister of Natural Resources have publicly stated that the 2014 forest strategy will eliminate old-forest habitats to such an extent that there will no longer be enough to sustain animal populations requiring those habitats. Simply put, by permitting the destruction of old-forest habitats to feed J.D. Irving’s appetite for cheap wood, New Brunswick […]

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