Category Archives: Social Justice

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An Update from your MLA

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Spring is almost within reach! I am sure everyone is looking forward to saying good-bye to this roller coaster of a winter. I have heard plenty from Fredericton seniors about the difficulty in navigating our sidewalks, and from both seniors and students about the interminable long waits for cabs. I passed both concerns on to the mayor during our most […]

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Green Party Leaders Response to the Budget Speech

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Nine point six billion dollars is what government intends to spend to serve the people of our province. Despite $165 million in additional revenue over what was received this past year, this budget will drive our deficit back up to $189 million by spending $235 million more than last year. After three years of effort to balance the books, this […]

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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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