Category Archives: Social Justice

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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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Opposition parties attack health care reforms in Liberal budget


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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