Category Archives: Question Period

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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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Question Period: Public Transportation System – April 23, 2015

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Mr. Coon: Earlier this week, the federal government released the emissions inventory for Canada. New Brunswick’s emissions are included in that. Since 1990, our emissions from electricity generation have been going down in terms of carbon pollution because of the high price of oil that we have been experiencing. We have been phasing out oil to generate electricity, which is […]

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Question Period: Hospitals – April 24, 2015

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Mr. Coon: The Minister of Health intends to privatize the food and cleaning services in our hospitals. When his department looked at this two years ago, it concluded that having a multinational corporation provide those services would be more expensive than providing them through hospital staff. Yet, according to the Telegraph-Journal, the department has given 30 days’ notice of the […]

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Environment Minister Responds to Herbicide Question April 8, 2015

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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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