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An Update from your MLA

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Spring is almost within reach! I am sure everyone is looking forward to saying good-bye to this roller coaster of a winter. I have heard plenty from Fredericton seniors about the difficulty in navigating our sidewalks, and from both seniors and students about the interminable long waits for cabs. I passed both concerns on to the mayor during our most […]

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It’s Time for Better Recycling Services

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In response to the frequent concern about recycling expressed by constituents and participants in his Community Gatherings, David has been pushing the government to develop a provincial waste reduction strategy. David isn’t the only one pushing for better recycling. Students in STU’s Capstone seminar on Human Rights took on recycling as a human rights issue and lobbied the city to […]

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Age Friendly Communities

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New Brunswick seniors represent 16% of our population. Over the next 20 years, Statistics Canada forecasts the province’s population will age faster than the rest of Canada. Baby Boomers reaching age 65, youth out-migration, declining birth rates and longer life expectancy are among the factors contributing to this growth. New Brunswick communities and the provincial government must determine how to […]

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N.B. homebuilders to be offered incentives to go green – Telegraph Journal – 20 February 2018

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“Only about 25 per cent of all the energy that’s consumed in New Brunswick is in the form of electricity. So that puts all the rest of it on this minister’s department.”-David Coon NB Power wants to ensure more than 650 new homes a year are built more energy efficient, offering incentives worth hundreds of dollars per house. Rick Doucet, […]

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Gallant backs ‘thoughtful’ cabinet minister who was unaware of child neglect case – CBC News – 9 February 2018

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Article by: Jacques Poitras Premier Brian Gallant says he won’t fire his families and children minister for not being aware of a horrific case of child neglect until this week. The premier said Friday morning that Stephen Horsman doesn’t personally handle child protection, and the focus should be on how to avoid such shocking conditions happening again. “Deputy premier Horsman […]

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