Category Archives: Legislative Office

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Green Party Leader going to court to uphold the public’s right to information

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Fredericton – Monday David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA forFredericton South will appear before a judge to appeal the decision by the Department of Social Development to withhold government contracts and service agreements with private entities respecting the management and ownership of nursing homes across the province. They have withheld this information despite the […]

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Legislative Assembly Must Adopt a Parliamentary Calendar

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is calling on the government to introduce a Sessional Order when the 58th Legislature resumes sitting for its 3rd Session November to enable members to agree on a parliamentary calendar to fix sitting days and committee meetings. “Last year, early in our Second […]

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Green Party leader to attend national conference of parliamentarians

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Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is in St. John’s, Newfoundland this week to explore and share ideas from effective parliaments across Canada. “I’m looking forward to many sessions, including one session on how to ensure all-party committees are effective,” said Coon. “This is timely for us as we […]

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Member’s Statement: Shutting Down Solutions – 16 February 2016

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Last Thursday in my member’s statement I talked about the important role that MLAs have to exercise control over the work of the Executive Branch, the premier and the cabinet. That’s where the checks and balances on power are built- right into our legislative assembly. At that time we had been told by the government that we’d be sitting for […]

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Member’s Statement: The Role of the Legislative Branch – 11 February 2016

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Mr. Speaker, in our Westminster system of parliamentary democracy, according to our own Legislature’s website, it is the role of the Legislative Assembly to exercise control over government action.  Private members on all sides of the House are to represent their constituents, serve as ombudsmen and law-makers, and act as watchdogs on the government and the bureaucracy.  For the members […]

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