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MLA alleges discrimination after N.B. mother denied social assistance. CTV – 29 March 2017

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With files from CTV Atlantic’s Laura Brown. “I find this ludicrous and frankly, sexist,” Coon said in the New Brunswick legislature Tuesday. “Can the Minister of Families and Children explain to this house why his department insists knowing the name of the father before providing a single mom and her children with income they need through social assistance so they […]

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Social Development Discriminates Against Single Mothers: Question Period – 28 March 2017

Question

Here is the video and transcript of oral questions today recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: I have a constituent in crisis. She has no source of income, so she and her children face homelessness. When people are in dire straits, our social safety net is meant to be there to support them. That is not […]

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Implementation of Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action: Question Period – 24 March 2017

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions today recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: In 2015, almost two years ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presented 95 calls to action for the federal and provincial governments. On Monday night, the former chairman, Senator Murray Sinclair, presented his first progress report, and he acknowledged that […]

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International Forest Day: Member Statements – 21 March 2017

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During the public hearings at the Select Committee on Climate Change last summer, our committee repeatedly heard from New Brunswickers who were concerned about the impact of widespread clearcutting on the health of our fresh water system, our lakes, our rivers and our streams. Our committee recognized the important role of maintaining an adequate forest cover to minimize damaging runoff […]

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