Category Archives: In the News

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Energy savings that keep people in their own homes – Telegraph Journal – 22 May 2018

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“Green Party leader David Coon was highly critical of the move because he said a power utility would be more interested in selling electricity than saving people energy, particularly if they use fossil fuels, wood, wind or solar.” Article by: John Chilibeck Darlene MacDonald of Cape Breton cut her heating bill drastically thanks to Efficiency Nova Scotia’s free program for […]

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Editorial: Reverse decline in House sittings – Telegraph Journal – 23 May 2018

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“But less House time isn’t about question period alone. As Green party leader and Fredericton-South MLA David Coon told the newspaper, it also restricts time for private member’s bills and other business that doesn’t jibe with the government’s preferred agenda.” This is why it’s so troubling to learn that full sittings of the legislature have declined in the past four […]

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EXCLUSIVE: House sittings down sharply under Gallant – Telegraph Journal – 21 May 2018

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“Green Party leader David Coon questioned whether the increase in committee days was meaningful.” Article by: John Chilibeck FREDERICTON • New Brunswick’s Liberal government has cut back sharply on house sittings and question period since coming to power four years ago, a move opponents call undemocratic. But Premier Brian Gallant says much of the debate in the legislature has shifted […]

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Gallant Willing to Intervene for More Women Candidates – Telegraph Journal – 2 May 2018

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“It’s nice to see Liberals trying to catch up to what Greens have been doing since their inception.” – David Coon Article by: JOHN CHILIBECK Premier Brian Gallant says he’ll exert his authority as Liberal leader if he thinks the party hasn’t nominated enough women candidates for the provincial election. So far, the party is on target to hit its […]

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Higgs would lift fracking moratorium if regions want it – Telegraph Journal – 26 April 2018

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“Well the problem is we’re in a climate crisis so we can’t be creating new infrastructure that is going to aggravate carbon pollution in the province.” – David Coon Article by: TAMMY SCOTT-WALLACE Blaine Higgs says he will give Sussex business leaders what they have been asking for and lift the moratorium on fracking, at least regionally, if the opposition […]

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Province tries to solve worker shortage in special care homes – Telegraph Journal – 25 April 2018

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“New Brunswick almost spends $10 billion a year in its budget. So the question is, where does the money go and what choices are made?- David Coon Article by: JOHN CHILIBECK Amy Anderson will be the Green Party candidate for the riding of Carleton in the 2018 provincial election, earning the nomination Monday night at the Woodstock Golf and Curling […]

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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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