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Belledune plant casts shadow on climate-change plan – Telegraph-Journal – 20 June 2017


Article by John Chilibeck Photo from Times & Transcript archive “The emphasis on the part of government has to be on helping us save energy and helping us switch to renewable energy,” (David Coon) said in a media scrum. “We are not going to get anywhere near close the 2030 target unless we up our game in helping people save […]

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People deserve to know where carbon tax will go: Coon- Telegraph Journal- 8 June, 2017


Article by John Chilibeck Photo by John Chilibeck/Legislature Bureau “Putting a price on pollution is not in itself going to have a significant impact on pollution in the short term,”-David Coon FREDERICTON • With a new carbon tax likely to be in place by next year, the leader of New Brunswick’s Green party says the provincial government hasn’t done enough […]

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A statement from the Green party leader during Black History Month


Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick issued the following statement in recognition of Black History Month. “February is Black History Month. It’s a time to recognize the struggles, contributions and achievements black New Brunswickers throughout the history of New Brunswick. This month holds an opportunity for all New Brunswickers […]

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Daughters of the Vote – Application Deadline June 30, 2016


Equal Voice has launched an initiative designed to encourage young women to find out more about the political process and how they can get involved. Daughters of the Vote will provide young women throughout the country an opportunity to experience firsthand how politics works and how they can impact the political process provincially and on the federal scene. One applicant […]

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SEED Update

College-Student-Discounts (2)

I met yesterday with representatives from PETL about the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED). I have good news for everyone. This week high school and college students are beginning to receive their approval vouchers for summer employment. University students will start coming off waitlists next week as unused vouchers become available again. For specific questions, you can call your regional […]

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Political Panel: Shale Gas Commission’s Report – 25 February 2016

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Interview by Terry Seguin, CBC New Brunswick Article posted on CBC New Brunswick, February 26, 2016 New Brunswick should create a new independent regulator and rebuild its relationship with aboriginal people and other citizens if it lifts a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, a new report says. The three-volume document by the New Brunswick Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing avoids urging the […]

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Member’s Statement: NB Arts Board – 5 February 2016


Mr. Speaker, management of New Brunswick’s Arts Board is being taken into the public service at the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, ostensibly because this will save money.  That’s the same rationale this government has been using to justify taking away management responsibilities from the public service for Extra-Mural Nursing, hospital food and cleaning services, pension administration, the motor […]

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