Member’s Statement: Child and Youth Advocate’s work is critical

Mr. Speaker, New Brunswick’s Child and Youth Advocate does critical work as an officer of this Legislative Assembly.  Every year he produces a State of the Child report and every year makes specific recommendations to help the children and youth of our province.  There is a problem. The Child and Youth Advocate has no Legislative Committee to which he reports.  There for his recommendations go nowhere.  On February 11th of this year the BC Legislature established a Select Standing Committee on Child and Youth to receive and champion recommendations from their Child and Youth Advocate.  Mr. Speaker, we should do the same in this Legislative Assembly. Thank you Mr. Speaker.

David Coon’s Member Statement:  Child and Youth Advocate’s work is critical

Fredericton South MLA

Leader of the Green Party of NB

Friday, March 13, 2015