Category Archives: Health

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New Brunswick to get cut from Medavie-operated programs in other provinces – CBC NEWS – 12 January 2018


Article by: JACQUES POITRAS Photo by: CBC News “These are things that, from a research perspective, need to be kept in the public system,”-Marilyn Merritt-Gray Medavie will pay the province for any contract outside Atlantic Canada that mimics the health services it now manages in New Brunswick. Medavie Health Services New Brunswick would pay a one-time payment of 15 cents […]

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N.B. government could make money on Medavie deal – Telegraph Journal – 11 Janvier 2018


Article by: ADAM HURAS Legislature Bureau “There are details in there that bear examination,”-David Coon From left, Horizon Health Network Dr. Pamela Jarrett, Medavie CEO Bernard Lord, former Health Minister Victor Boudreau and Nurses Association of New Brunswick president Brenda Kinney prepare for a photo at the announcement that Medavie will take over telecare and extra-mura home programs in the […]

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Higgs won’t pledge to scrap Medavie deal-Telegraph Journal- 9 January 2018


Article by : ADAM HURAS Legislature Bureau Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs says he won’t promise to scrap the extra-mural contract with Medavie if his party forms government after the next election, saying it would be a “reckless” pledge. Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs says he won’t promise to scrap the extra-mural contract with Medavie if his party forms government […]

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Petition: Privatization of Healthcare


Today I presented an official petition against the privatization of our healthcare system organized by the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick. The paper petition was signed by 3052 concerned citizens across the province. The Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick also created a non-official online petition which received 1167 signatures. The total is 4219 signatures. Thank you to the SANB for […]

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New Brunswickers don’t want private management of health services


Here are my questions to the premier on privatising the management of our extra mural health services M. Coon : Hier, plus de 100 personnes, principalement des gens âgés, se sont rendus au bureau de circonscription du premier ministre, à Dieppe, pour lui transmettre un message clair : Le Programme extra-mural n’est pas à vendre. Des groupes de personnes âgées […]

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Incarceration in a provincial jail should not end basic healthcare rights


The video and transcript of oral questions are recorded in the language it was originally spoken. M. Coon : Dernièrement, une personne âgée autochtone m’a contacté au sujet de son voisin détenu à la prison de Madawaska. Cet homme doit prendre des médicaments pour différents problèmes de santé liés à ses yeux, sa tension artérielle et son arthrite. Toutefois, voilà […]

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Towards An Age Friendly Fredericton


As social work students from St. Thomas University, we are conducting a research project on Age Friendly Cities in conjunction with David Coon’s Constituency Office. An Age Friendly City builds community and creates connections to enable every age group to participate in the community, have access to services, and be safe doing both. An Age Friendly Fredericton would allow residents […]

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