Category Archives: Media Release

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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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Integrity Commissioner upholds public right to know rental rate for new tourism welcome centre

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Fredericton – On January 16th, Integrity Commissioner Deschênes issued a report of findings regarding a request for information filed by David Coon, leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick on February 2, 2017. “Last year I filed for access to information regarding a lease agreement between the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure and Irving Oil for the new visitor […]

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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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The silence is unacceptable: Green party leader seeking response on affordable housing

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Fredericton- David Coon, leader of the Green party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is calling on the Premier to respond to the 10-year national housing strategy announced Nov 22nd with details on how New Brunswick will participate. “The number one issue I hear about from constituents at my office is housing insecurity,” said Coon. “Now the federal […]

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National Addictions Awareness Week: Green Party Leader calls for alcohol harm reduction strategy

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Fredericton – MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, David Coon, issued the following statement in recognition of National Addictions Awareness Week: “Each year, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction joins organizations across the country in observing National Addictions Awareness Week. This week highlights issues and solutions to help address alcohol – […]

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