Category Archives: Social Justice

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Question Period: Transportation of schoolchildren – Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Transportation of Schoolchildren   Mr. Coon: My question is for the Minister of Education. The Pupil Transportation Regulation of the Education Act requires students who live more than 2.4 km away from school to walk before they are able to take a school bus. This is unacceptable, particularly for children in elementary school, who may be as young as 4 […]

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Question Period: Poverty Reduction – December 19, 2014

Poverty Reduction   Mr. Coon: My question is for the Minister of Social Development and of Healthy and Inclusive Communities. At this time of year, there are many excellent fund-raisers around the province, such as the Feed a Family Campaign at CBC here in Fredericton, for people to support food banks to ensure that people have a Christmas dinner. We […]

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Member’s Statement: Breaking the cycle of men committing violence against women

Mr. Speaker, November 25 was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and tomorrow, Members will participate in a vigil to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. According to the federal Department of Justice, men committing violence against women cost Canadian society $7.1-billion every year and untold numbers of broken lives. […]

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