Category Archives: Question Period

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Question Period: Green Economic Growth in Rural New Brunswick – April 1, 2016

This is the preliminary Hansard transcript of oral questions, recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: Yesterday, we debated a motion on establishing a plan for rural and northern economic development. As I said during that debate, such a plan should focus on community economic development for rural New Brunswick and should do so in a way […]

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Question Period: Extra Mural Program – March 30, 2016

Mr. Coon: The nurses, social workers, dietitians, and their managers in our Extra-Mural Hospital are anxious about what their futures hold. No doubt, the patients and clients are also filled with anxiety. The minister speaks about the discussions that he has under way with Medavie and the possibility of privatizing the management of our Extra-Mural Hospital. Tomorrow, in fact, is […]

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Question Period: Forestry Agreement Anniversary – February 10, 2016

The following is the preliminary Hansard transcript of the Question Period on February 10, 2016 recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: It was two years ago Sunday that the former government signed a contract with Jim Irving to permit an unsustainable level of cutting on Crown land and to guarantee that volume of wood for 25 years to […]

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Question Period: NB Arts Board – February 9, 2015

The following is the preliminary Hansard transcript of the Question Period on February 9, 2016 recorded in the language it was originally spoken. M. Coon : La semaine dernière, les gens de partout dans la province ont été surpris quand ils ont appris que le gouvernement allait transférer l’administration, la gestion et la direction du Conseil des arts du Nouveau-Brunswick au ministère […]

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Question Period: Extra Mural Program Privatization – 3 February 2016

The following is the preliminary Hansard transcript of the Question Period on February 3, 2016 recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: I want to talk about the budget. In the budget speech, the Minister of Finance announced that negotiations are under way with Medavie Blue Cross to develop, as he said, “an enhanced community-based, primary health care service”. […]

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Question Period: Midwifery – 18 December 2015

The following is the preliminary Hansard transcript of the Question Period on December 18, 2015 recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: Last May, the Minister of Health addressed some questions that I had during question period regarding the integration of midwives into our health care system. At that time, he said, “it is very clear that we are […]

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Question Period: Capital Budget and Green Infrastructure – December 16, 2015

The following is the preliminary Hansard transcript of the Question Period on December 10, 2015 recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: This week, the government will table its capital budget for debate. Here is the good news: The Prime Minister has indicated that, under his leadership, $20 billion will be invested in social infrastructure over the next decade […]

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Question Period: Dr. Eilish Cleary – December 10, 2015

The following is the preliminary Hansard transcript of the Question Period on December 10, 2015 recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: The Minister of Health said that he would provide information to this House about why our Chief Medical Officer of Health was unceremoniously dumped from her post if she gave her consent to do so. Yet, as […]

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Question Period: Climate Change – December 15, 2015

The following is the preliminary Hansard transcript of the Question Period on December 10, 2015 recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: Thanks to the invitation from the Premier, I was part of the New Brunswick contingent of the Canadian delegation at COP21. I was honoured to be part of the delegation representing New Brunswickers and Canadians at […]

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