Category Archives: Social Justice

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

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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

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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

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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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