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‘Failure’ in N.B. child protection unacceptable: opposition – Telegraph Journal – 24 April 2018

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“What happened is a horrific consequence of a failure in our child protection system”- David Coon An investigation into New Brunswick’s troubled child protection system is too important to leave in the hands of the provincial cabinet, say opposition politicians.Both Progressive Conservative MLA Dorothy Shephard and Green MLA David Coon argue the Liberal government’s decision to hire an outside investigator […]

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N.B. Greens pass policy saying free tuition doesn’t go far enough – Telegraph Journal – 24 April 2018

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“The flip side of the coin is fiscal policy, you have to bring those things together, which we will do in the platform.” – David Coon Article by: ADAM HURAS Photo by: BNI archive New Brunswick’s Green Party has passed a new policy proposal that would give even more financial help to post-secondary students on top of free tuition that’s […]

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Election cyberthreats? There’s no plan for that – Telegraph Journal – 19 April 2018

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“It’s unnerving. Absolutely, it’s a concern, this just puts another demand on us.” – David Coon Article by: KATRINA CLARKE New Brunswick’s upcoming election could be vulnerable to external threats, says a cybersecurity expert, and the body that oversees elections says it doesn’t have a plan if the election is targeted. David Shipley, CEO of Fredericton-based Beauceron Security, said third […]

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Speaker Collins to fight ‘politically driven’ harassment allegation – CBC NEWS – 10 April 2018

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“I’m uncomfortable with it. That was the legal advice that was received, but to me it doesn’t add up.” -David Coon Article by: JACQUES POITRAS Photo by: CBC Speaker Chris Collins will fight the harassment allegations against him, according to his lawyer. On Monday, it was announced Collins has given up his administrative duties at the legislature. New Brunswick Speaker […]

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Stalled hospital privatization talks ‘good news’: Coon – Telegraph Journal – 10 April 2018

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“It’s good news. The last thing we need to do is be sending more money out of the province for services that we can provide inside the province … We need to reduce that economic leakage.”- David Coon Article by: KATRINA CLARKE Photo by: BNI ARCHIVE David Coon is calling the province’s stalled talks with Sodexo “good news,” saying it […]

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N.B. government fights climate change cautiously – nbmediacoop – 9 April 2018

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“The generation will be distributed so that you’ll have thousands of sources of electricity from a whole variety of renewable resources selling into the system.” – David Coon “To get things greener,” says UNB economist Herb Emery, “we’ve got to get Canadians out of their cars, but that’s very politically unpopular.” Photo by Norm Knight.Under federal pressure, the government of […]

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Has the province hit its emissions goal? Depends which goal, Liberals say – CBC NEWS – 9 April 2018

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“The premier misspoke. He’s just wrong. He’s taking the national target for reduction and applying it provincially, but that doesn’t work. It’s an election year and he doesn’t want this to be a big issue in the election.”- David Coon Article by:JACQUES POITRAS Have the Liberals already achieved their targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions? That claim is at the […]

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The Energy Transition Provides an Alternative to Current Economic Policy

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By David Coon Young people get it. In the face of a rapidly deteriorating climate, and ocean waters that are acidifying, we have to get off oil, gas, and coal. That means we need to actively pursue an energy transition, from a society dependent on fossil fuels, to one that depends on green renewable energy sources. This is an integral […]

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