Category Archives: New Economy

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The Energy Transition Provides an Alternative to Current Economic Policy

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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A sneak-peek at some of Fredericton’s newest businesses

David recently toured three of Fredericton’s newest businesses. On June 19th, Laurel Green, owner and curator of Bellwether, showed David around her shop, located on the second floor at 384 Queen Street. Bellwether contains a wide range of merchandise: vintage and modern consignment and second hand clothing, local art and jewellery, and handmade accessories. Laurel has received wonderful support from […]

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Budget Speech – 10 February 2017

A budget represents an annual opportunity to make deliberate spending decisions to take positive action that will protect and empower the citizens of New Brunswick. I have spoken to those priorities which I know are shared by many of my constituents. Here are videos of the budget debate broken down into each topic of priority. Economic Transition Mr. Speaker, a […]

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Latest speculation on Lepreau II ‘beating a dead horse’ CBC – 20 February 2017

By Julia Wright “Time has moved on, and nuclear power’s time has passed,” said Coon. The idea of a second nuclear power plant at Point Lepreau has resurfaced periodically since the 1980s — most recently in a Feb. 15 op-ed by Frank McKenna, in which the former premier said increased demand for non-emitting energy in New England, and a proposed […]

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Budget Debate – 10 February 2017

Here is the video and transcript of my speech, recorded in the language in which it was spoken. Highlights Full Debate Economic Transition Mr. Speaker, a budget is supposed to tell us where we are headed. Just two months ago, this government released its strategy to propel New Brunswick’s transition to a low-carbon economy. The strategy largely reflects what New […]

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Green Party Leader calls for Regional Approach to Economic Development

Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is urging the government to act on its commitment to assist local communities to establish and implement regional economic development plans. “While our major cities are growing, their success does not offer solutions to our rural communities and towns, beyond drawing their young […]

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