Category Archives: Transparency

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MLA David Coon seeks provincial support for the Fredericton Pool


On April 12, 2017 MLA David Coon sent a letter to Minister Ames who is responsible for Tourism Heritage and Culture, which includes sport. His letter requested that Minister Ames act to keep the UNB pool open until a new aquatic centre can be built in Fredericton. On April 19, 2018 Minister Fraser, responsible for the Department of Tourism and […]

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Commentary: Modernize N.B.’s transparency act – Telegraph Journal – 18 January 2018


Article by: DANIEL LEGERE Photo by: JOHN CHILIBECK Legislature Bureau Green Party Leader David Coon showed how difficult it can be to force transparency on the government, Daniel Légère writes. Limits surrounding the public’s right to information requests keep New Brunswickers in the dark about the true costs of privatization deals.Earlier this week, Green Party Leader David Coon showed us […]

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Green Party Leader going to court to uphold the public’s right to information


Fredericton – Monday David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA forFredericton South will appear before a judge to appeal the decision by the Department of Social Development to withhold government contracts and service agreements with private entities respecting the management and ownership of nursing homes across the province. They have withheld this information despite the […]

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Ministers should implement recommendations of Right to Information


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


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


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


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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