Category Archives: Question Period

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

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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

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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

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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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