Category Archives: Transparency

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Ministers should implement recommendations of Right to Information

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South is asking Ministers to comply with recommendations of the access to information and protection of privacy commissioner. On October 11, Minister Harris refused to comply with the recommendations of the Access to Information Commissioner that she grant access to private-public partnership agreements for […]

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Inadequate annual reporting by government departments prevents committee effectiveness

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Fredericton – The Public Accounts committee is beginning two weeks of public hearings to follow up on the Auditor General’s recommendations and examine the expenditures of government departments. David Coon, Green party leader and MLA for Fredericton South, is concerned about the lack of details being provided to the committee by departments. “In my preparation as a member of the […]

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New splintered public health system in N.B. will hurt, former top doctor says – CBCnews – 18 September 2017

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Author by : CBCNews Photo by : CBCNews Changes the Liberal government has made to New Brunswick’s public health system will hurt more than help, says a former chief medical officer of health. “I had a hard time believing that the government was going ahead with this kind of dismantling of public health,” said Wayne MacDonald, who spent 10 years […]

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Province hands extra-mural, tele-care management to Medavie – Times & Transcript – 1 Sepember 2017

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article by: Tom Bateman photo by: Tom Bateman It’s a bad day for health care in New Brunswick – David Coon A controversial new agreement that will see a private, non-profit company take over the province’s home care and tele-care programs was unveiled in Moncton Friday. Health minister Victor Boudreau announced Medavie Health Services New Brunswick will assume responsibility for […]

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The Truth of the Matter

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Last year, the Premier, or someone in the Premier’s office acting on his behalf, told Service New Brunswick, presumably through their CEO, that he wanted the new property assessment system up and running in 18 months, not the three years that had been planned for its roll-out. When journalists asked the Premier during a scrum whether someone in his office […]

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Open Atlantic Premier Meetings to Public Scrutiny

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick is hoping Atlantic Canadian premiers will discuss a common carbon pricing regime at their meeting in Saint John today, but Atlantic Canadians will be hard pressed to find out if they do. “We share so many common challenges in our region, it’s time […]

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