Category Archives: Speeches

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End of Session Speech

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This was my final speech in the legislature before the election this fall. It is an honour to serve the people of Fredericton South and I look forward to returning to the legislature next year should they place their confidence in me once again on September 24th.

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Green Party Leaders Response to the Budget Speech

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Nine point six billion dollars is what government intends to spend to serve the people of our province. Despite $165 million in additional revenue over what was received this past year, this budget will drive our deficit back up to $189 million by spending $235 million more than last year. After three years of effort to balance the books, this […]

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Budget Speech – 10 February 2017

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A budget represents an annual opportunity to make deliberate spending decisions to take positive action that will protect and empower the citizens of New Brunswick. I have spoken to those priorities which I know are shared by many of my constituents. Here are videos of the budget debate broken down into each topic of priority. Economic Transition Mr. Speaker, a […]

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Budget Debate – 10 February 2017

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Here is the video and transcript of my speech, recorded in the language in which it was spoken. Highlights Full Debate Economic Transition Mr. Speaker, a budget is supposed to tell us where we are headed. Just two months ago, this government released its strategy to propel New Brunswick’s transition to a low-carbon economy. The strategy largely reflects what New […]

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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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Response to the Budget: An Opportunity Missed

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Mr. Speaker, Monsieur le Président, j’ai le plaisir de présenter ma réponse au budget proposé pour l’année fiscale de 2016-2017. Je comprends que formuler un budget ces temps-ci n’est pas facile. Nous sommes dans une période de basse croissance pour l’année prévisible, ce qui est le cas pour tous les économies matures à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur du Canada. Nous […]

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