Category Archives: Seniors

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Alzheimer’s Day a reminder to move forward on dementia strategy

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick is reminding the government on International Alzheimer’s Day of the urget need for a provincial dementia strategy. In January the Council on Aging released a comprehensive set of recommendations: We are all in this together, designed to better the experience of aging in […]

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Greying provinces deserve larger health transfers: Senate report – Daily Gleaner – 6 July 2017

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Article by Adam Huras Photo by Adrian Wyld In the midst of studying the impact of health-care costs on the country’s fastest-aging populations, New Brunswick Sen. Percy Mockler accidentally became the case study. Spending a weekend lugging around cinder blocks to build a new garden bed for his wife Susan at their St. Leonard home, Mockler pinched a nerve in […]

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Government Support for Seniors: Question Period – 4 May 2017

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions today recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: Yesterday, the government of Canada released the census numbers identifying New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as provinces with the largest population of seniors, at just close to 20%. Seniors make a tremendous contribution to our society and will continue to […]

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Update: No set plan to free up NB hospital beds. Telegraph Journal – 5 March 2017

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John Chilibeck “We know there’s a big issue with seniors staying in hospital beds when they don’t need to be there,” Coon said during a session of the standing committee on estimates. “It’s an expensive thing for us.” FREDERICTON • Diane Robichaud has been waiting nearly two years for her husband Emile to be placed in a nursing home, and […]

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Deliberate Decisions and Budget Choices

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Last week the government tabled its budget. Next week, I will have the chance to ask questions about the details, department by department at the Estimates and Fiscal Policy Committee. However, comparing this budget with last year’s, many of the choices made by the Premier and cabinet are clear. We heard in the budget speech that funding to the Department […]

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Budget Debate – 10 February 2017

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Here is the video and transcript of my speech, recorded in the language in which it was spoken. Highlights Full Debate Economic Transition Mr. Speaker, a budget is supposed to tell us where we are headed. Just two months ago, this government released its strategy to propel New Brunswick’s transition to a low-carbon economy. The strategy largely reflects what New […]

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