Category Archives: Wellness

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Age Friendly Communities

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New Brunswick seniors represent 16% of our population. Over the next 20 years, Statistics Canada forecasts the province’s population will age faster than the rest of Canada. Baby Boomers reaching age 65, youth out-migration, declining birth rates and longer life expectancy are among the factors contributing to this growth. New Brunswick communities and the provincial government must determine how to […]

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Petition: Privatization of Healthcare

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Today I presented an official petition against the privatization of our healthcare system organized by the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick. The paper petition was signed by 3052 concerned citizens across the province. The Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick also created a non-official online petition which received 1167 signatures. The total is 4219 signatures. Thank you to the SANB for […]

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Is the Government Imposing Poverty on New Brunswickers?

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The video and transcript of oral questions are recorded in the language it was originally spoken. M. Coon : Les prestations d’aide sociale sont tellement faibles qu’elles forcent certaines personnes à vivre dans la pauvreté. Dans son rapport intitulé Vivre avec un handicap dans la pauvreté extrême au Nouveau-Brunswick, le Front commun pour la justice sociale du Nouveau- Brunswick a […]

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Route 8 Crossing: College Hill-Skyline Active Transportation Connection

At David Coon’s Community Gatherings in Skyline Acres, the Route 8 crossing between Skyline Acres and UNB has been consistently identified as one of the priority issues for residents. For years, residents have asked the city and province to make the crossing safer by installing a pedestrian bridge. A committee was formed from one of David’s community gatherings that distributed […]

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