Category Archives: In the News

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Commentary: Modernize N.B.’s transparency act – Telegraph Journal – 18 January 2018

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Article by: DANIEL LEGERE Photo by: JOHN CHILIBECK Legislature Bureau Green Party Leader David Coon showed how difficult it can be to force transparency on the government, Daniel Légère writes. Limits surrounding the public’s right to information requests keep New Brunswickers in the dark about the true costs of privatization deals.Earlier this week, Green Party Leader David Coon showed us […]

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Public contracts deserve public scrutiny -Telegraph Journal – 17 Janvier 2018

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Article by: DAILY GLEANER Photo by: JOHN CHILIBECK Legislature Bureau Green party leader David Coon leaves the Fredericton courthouse Monday after appearing before a judge to argue the provincial government should release financial information on a contract it signed with Shannex to run nursing homes. New Brunswickers shouldn’t have to depend on a Court of Queen’s Bench ruling to understand […]

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N.B. should release nursing home contracts: critic – Telegraph Journal – 16 January 2018

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“This needs to be an open book, you can’t start hiding how public money is being spent just because you’ve entered into a contract to provide that money to a third party.”- David Coon Article by: JOHN CHILIBECK Photo by: JOHN CHILIBECK Legislature Bureau Green party leader David Coon leaves the Fredericton courthouse Monday after appearing before a judge to […]

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Shannex wins right to argue for secrecy of nursing-home contracts with province – CBC News – 16 January 2018

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“We need to know, how much is this actually costing the New Brunswick public? How is this money being spent? Are we getting value for money? It needs to be an open book.We’re not talking about Shannex’s money.We’re talking about public money.-David Coon” Article by: JACQUES POITRAS Photo by: JACQUES POITRAS CBC News David Coon, leader of the Green Party […]

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

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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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Cash strapped PCs selling party headquarters in Fredericton – CBC NEWS – 12 January 2018

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Article by:JACQUES POITRAS “It kind of felt like an accident, but I’m still trying to process what happened, and I think the Official Opposition may be in the same position,”-David Coon Inside the Fredericton head office of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick, there’s a countdown clock on the wall tracking the days, hours, minutes and seconds that remain […]

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School bus drivers, paramedics call for safer roads in N.B. – CTV Atlantic News – 11 January 2018

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Article by: NICK MOORE “The Liberals are the government. It’s their responsibility to fix the problems as they become evident. It’s evident we don’t have enough people to keep our roads safe,”-David Coon School bus drivers, paramedics and even snow plow operators in New Brunswick are calling the condition of roadways this winter “deplorable.” CUPE local, the union representing highways […]

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

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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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