Category Archives: Social Justice

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Opposition parties attack health care reforms in Liberal budget

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Coon also attacked the Liberal decision to negotiate with Medavie Blue Cross to have the company take over administration of the extra–mural hospital program, which he calls a “jewel” of the system. Article by Jacques Poitras, CBC News Opposition parties are focusing their attacks on Liberal health care reforms, despite the Gallant government’s claims they’ve made no major cuts to the […]

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Want to silence the truth? Sue for defamation – Toronto Star 17 January 2016

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commentary from the Toronto Star Hilary Young teaches law at the University of New Brunswick and is an expert on defamation law.  In 1989, Memorial University professor Ranjit Chandra committed flagrant academic fraud. He invented data showing that certain baby formulas, made by companies that were paying him, helped prevent allergies. Upon discovering the misconduct, Memorial confronted the professor, who resigned. […]

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The State of Well-Being in our Province

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Fredericton– On Thursday, January 28th, Premier Brian Gallant will give his State of the Province Address. David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick urges him to reflect on the state of our province’s society and environment, not just its books. “Over the past 16 months, the government has focused on balancing the […]

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International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick issued the following statement in recognition of International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust on Wednesday, January 27. It is imperative that we, as New Brunswickers,  stand against anti-Semitism, and all racial and ethnic hatred today as we […]

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Time to Start a Real Discussion about Retirement Income

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I am concerned that a growing number of New Brunswickers will not have sufficient income in their retirement. I know that some low income seniors in my riding find themselves having to make unacceptable trade-offs, deciding whether to buy groceries or fill their prescriptions, for example. It is estimated that two thirds of Canadians have no workplace pension plan.  Based […]

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Green Party Leader Recognizes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with a Call for Investments in Harm Prevention

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Fredericton – November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and marks the beginning of a sixteen day call to action by UNiTE to End Violence Against Women. The theme of the movement this year is Prevention. “Sixty-five per cent of women seeking shelter in transition houses were witness to domestic violence as children,” said […]

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David Coon calls on Minister of Social Development to Reverse Claw-back on Low-Income Seniors

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Fredericton – As the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty occurs on Saturday, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, is calling on the Minister of Social Development to eliminate the practice of clawing back extra income from seniors living in subsidized housing. “Seniors living in poverty struggle to purchase the basic […]

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