Category Archives: Social Justice

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Are Woodlot Owners the Last Frontier Against the Corporatization of NB Forests?

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We know rural NB is struggling and at the same time our own government is undermining the ability of private woodlot owners to earn an income and operate their businesses. They refuse to enforce the laws that were designed to ensure woodlot owners were treated fairly in a market dominated by giant forestry companies. Check out the following video for […]

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Public Transportation System: Question Period – 30 March 2017

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions today recorded in the language it was originally spoken. M. Coon : Ma question s’adresse au ministre des Transports et de l’Infrastructure. Posséder une voiture n’est pas une possibilité pour plusieurs personnes du Nouveau-Brunswick. Si vous ne pouvez pas vous permettre d’en acheter une, se déplacer pour aller voir le médecin, […]

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Social Development Discriminates Against Single Mothers: Question Period – 28 March 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: I have a constituent in crisis. She has no source of income, so she and her children face homelessness. When people are in dire straits, our social safety net is meant to be there to support them. That is not […]

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Question Period: Sexual Assault – 14 February 2017

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Here is the transcript and video of oral questions, recorded in the language in which it was spoken. Mr. Coon: Last week, the Globe and Mail revealed that New Brunswick has the highest rate of sexual assault complaints that police consider unfounded, at 32%. The national average was 19%, while, in Saint John, 51% of sexual assault complaints were dismissed […]

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J.D. Irving launches suit against woodlot groups. CBC – 2 February 2017

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by Connell Smith ‘It’s a classic case of injustice,’ says Green Party Leader David Coon. “Can you imagine if family farmers were treated this way or lobster fishermen were treated this way? There would be a revolution in parts of New Brunswick.” J.D. Irving Ltd. has launched a lawsuit against two groups representing private woodlot owners in southern New Brunswick. […]

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Glyphosate petition tabled at NB legislature with nearly 30,000 signatures. Global News – December 6, 2016

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WATCH ABOVE: Protestors gathered outside the government building before house sittings resumed showing their disapproval with the use of glyphosate spraying on crown lands. As Global’s Jeremy Keefe tells us tonight, with their cause growing to tremendous heights, the province is being forced to take notice but remains hesitant to heed their requests. By Jeremy Keefe “Given that in total […]

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