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Green Party Leader Statement on Canada Day

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Fredericton –The Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, issued the following statement in recognition of Canada Day: “Today as we come together with our friends, family and neighbours to celebrate the country that many of us have called home all our lives, I would like to recognize and congratulate the many […]

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Green Party Leader Statement on National Aboriginal Day

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Fredericton –The Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, issued the following statement in recognition of National Aboriginal Day: “It is important to recognize that the land on which we live and work in New Brunswick is the traditional, unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq, and Passamaquoddy peoples. More and more, Ministers […]

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Green Party Leader flags flaws in NB cannabis framework

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Fredericton – The Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, flagged concerns over the province’s cannabis legislative framework months ago that still have not been addressed. “When this government was bringing its cannabis legislation through the House this past winter, I identified several important gaps, including a lack of restrictions on marketing […]

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Green Party Leader Statement on World Environment Day

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Fredericton – The Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, issued the following statement in recognition of World Environment Day: “In New Brunswick, plastics are littering our beaches, our streets, and our public places. They are polluting our rivers and our coastal waters, harming aquatic and marine life. It’s time we start […]

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Time to refocus priorities: A Statement by the Green Party Leader on International Nurses Day

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green party of New Brunswick made the following statement in recognition of International Nurses Day (May 12). “Reporting this spring by Michael Robinson at the Telegraph Journal revealed that that nursing shortages are plaguing our hospitals. This exacerbates already long wait-times in our hospitals and is resulting in […]

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Climate Change Fund Mostly Funding Existing Government Expenditures

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Fredericton – According to Green Party Leader David Coon, most of the government’s Climate Change Fund is a re-allocation of expenditures the government was already making. “This government’s Climate Change Fund is empty,” said Coon. “I discovered, from questioning cabinet ministers at Estimates Committee, this is merely an accounting exercise, re-branding existing spending.” Seventy percent of the money branded as […]

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Federal Home Care Dollars Funding Transfer of the Extra Mural Program to Private Management

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Fredericton – According to Green Party Leader David Coon, the majority of the $12.4 million New Brunswick has received from the Canada-New Brunswick Home and Community Care Funding Agreement will pay for transferring the Province’s extra mural program from the regional health authorities to the management of Medavie. “The federal home care money could have helped seniors with the daily […]

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Green party leader’s Energy Security Act to receive second reading

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Fredericton –Green Party leader David Coon’s bill to create jobs in upgrading the energy efficiency of homes and transitioning to clean, green renewable energy will be debated at second reading in the Legislature on Thursday. “If the Green Energy Security Act is adopted, our hardware stores and building centres will be buzzing with business, and our carpenters and electricians will […]

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