02 AUGUST 2016
Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick gave the following statement in recognition of New Brunswick Day:
“New Brunswick Day is a time to be with family, friends and neighbours. I will be participating in the official celebrations for New Brunswick Day in St. Stephen with my family.
19 JULY 2016
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 begin ramping up our efforts at the Select Committee on Climate Change this summer.”
08 JULY 2016
Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, is disappointed that his four bills and motion look like they will die on the order paper with the house adjourning this week.
“The sporadic house schedule introduced by the government this session has meant that I didn’t even get halfway through my legislative agenda,” said Coon. “Two of my bills never even got to second reading.”
01 JULY 2016
Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South made the following statement in recognition of Canada Day:
“Today is a day we gather together with friends, family and neighbours to celebrate our home - Canada. This is a very special Canada day, as it will be the first for the hundreds of Syrian families and other newcomers who we have welcomed to New Brunswick in the past year.
21 JUNE 2016
Fredericton – On National Aboriginal Day, David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South is calling on the government to prioritize reconciliation with the First Nations of New Brunswick: the Wolastoqiyik, the Mi’kmaq, and the Passamaquoddy.Continue reading
08 JUNE 2016
Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, issued the following statement in recognition of World Ocean’s Day:
“We must remember that our over-dependence on fossil fuels is not only destabilizing our climate, but the resulting carbon pollution is acidifying our ocean waters right here in New Brunswick. Unabated, this could pose a risk to the health of our lobster fishery in the long-term,” said Coon.
One third of all carbon emissions are absorbed at the ocean surface and converted into carbonic acid, creating a more acidic environment for marine life. Federal fisheries scientists have already recorded increased acidity in both the Bay of Fundy and the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence over the last 75 years.
17 MAY 2016
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Premier Dwight Ball
Disparity between the Atlantic provinces and the rest of Canada continues. Successive governments in Ottawa have historically made particular choices in public policy, industrial subsidies and infrastructure spending that have strengthened Québec, Ontario and the West to the detriment of Atlantic Canada. However, the new imperative to move toward a carbon-free economy provides our region with the opportunity to secure the collective well-being and livelihoods of our people and communities for generations to come.
12 MAY 2016
Fredericton – On Friday May 6, David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, wrote the Minister of Post - Education, Training and Labour, Francine Landry, to express his concerns about the redesign of the province’s student summer job program.
“When they registered in April, students did not realize they were competing for scarce vouchers to be eligible for provincially subsidized summer work,” said Coon. “Furthermore, the private sector is now eligible to hire provincially subsidized students, which has put non-profit community groups at a distinct disadvantage.”
21 APRIL 2016
Fredericton – In recognition of World Earth Day on Friday, April 22, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick would like to see the Select Committee on Climate Change commence its work.
“On Earth Day, Prime Minister Trudeau will be in New York to sign the Paris Agreement, committing Canada to do its part to avoid 2 degrees warming,” said Coon. “If New Brunswick is to do its fair share to reduce fossil fuel use, we must begin to act. To do that, our Select Committee must begin its work now.”