Category Archives: Social Justice

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Third Party Leader’s Response to Speech from the Throne, 8 November 2016


On 8 November 2016 David Coon delivered his response the the Speech from the Throne for the 3rd Session of the 58th Legislative Assembly. Below is the text in the language in which it was spoken: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to provide a response to the Speech from the Throne on behalf of the Third Party in […]

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Question Period: Emergency Room Wait Times Follow-up – July 5, 2016


Here is the video and transcript of oral questions, recorded in the language in which it was spoken. Mr. Coon: We are failing to meet national benchmarks for patient wait times in the emergency departments of our hospitals. Yesterday, the Campbellton Regional Hospital issued a statement asking the public to refrain from using the emergency room whenever possible because it […]

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Gender Identity in the Human Rights Act – Member’s Statement, 19 May 2016


Mr. Speaker, yesterday was the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. The global theme for the day was mental health and well-being, particularly for those who face discrimination based on their gender identity or their gender expression. On Tuesday, federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled Bill C-16, to incorporate ‘gender identity’ and ‘gender expression’ in the Canadian Human Rights […]

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Affordable Housing


Ellie lives with degenerative Multiple Sclerosis. She requires a walker to get around. She is a single mother who does her best to manage her MS on a very tight budget. Currently, she spends 79% of her income on rent. After the bills are paid, this leaves her with $44 to buy food for the month. When the winter months […]

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Fredericton Anti Poverty Organization a Resource for the People of Fredericton


In January, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick had the chance to visit the Fredericton Anti Poverty Organization (FAPO), a social enterprise founded in 1983 to provide services and advocate for people living in poverty in Fredericton. Their organization is housed in an older white house on Fredericton’s northside that is […]

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Green Party Leader Seeks Resolution for Unionized Covered Bridge Employees

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photo taken from CBC Fredericton – On Tuesday March 8th, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, sent a letter to Francine Landry, Minister for the department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, to request an independent mediator be appointed to resolve the impasse between the employees and management of Covered Bridge […]

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