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  • New Brunswick’s Aging Rail System Needs Revitalization

    Posted by · June 25, 2024 10:09 AM

     

    June 25, 2024

    FREDERICTON - In light of recent news that train travel through New Brunswick will take even longer now due to lack of maintenance on the tracks in northern New Brunswick, Green Party leader David Coon is calling for the province of New Brunswick to buy that length of track and maintain it for passenger rail. 

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  • Coon Challenges Premier Higgs: Time to Honour our Treaties with First Nation in New Brunswick

    Posted by · June 21, 2024 9:23 AM

    FREDERICTON - On National Indigenous Peoples Day, Green Party leader David Coon says that New Brunswick needs a government that will treat Mi'kmaq, Wolastoqey and Passamaquoddy people as partners in a nation-to-nation relationship.

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  • Access to Healthcare Must be a Right

    Posted by · June 20, 2024 3:13 PM

     

    June 19, 2024

    FREDERICTON – In light of NB Health Council data that found that 20% of New Brunswickers do not have access to a permanent primary healthcare provider and two thirds of those who do can’t get an appointment within five days, Green Party Leader David Coon says that it’s time for New Brunswick to create the legal right to a primary healthcare team for all New Brunswickers in their community.

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  • Higgs Has Once Again Failed Renters

    Posted by · June 20, 2024 2:56 PM

     

    June 20, 2024

    FREDERICTON – Green Party leader David Coon is calling out Premier Higgs for caving to the lobbying of large corporate property owners after his cabinet quietly passed new regulations making it easier for them to raise rents above the inflation rate.

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  • Coon’s Healthy Environment Bill to be Debated in Legislative Assembly

    Posted by · June 06, 2024 9:08 AM

     

    June 5, 2024

    FREDERICTON - Green Party Leader David Coon’s Bill 19: An Act Respecting the Right to a Healthy Environment will be debated at 2nd reading in the Legislative Assembly Thursday afternoon. The bill is aimed at protecting the health of New Brunswickers from pollution and other environmental hazards.

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  • Green MLA tables legislation to ban the use of replacement workers during strikes

    Posted by · May 31, 2024 10:20 AM

    Press release

    Fredericton – Megan Mitton, the MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar and Green Critic for Labour, tabled a bill in the Legislative Assembly this morning that aims to ban the use of replacement workers during a strike or lockout. The bill, entitled An Act to Amend the Industrial Relations Act, is modeled after legislation in British Columbia.

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  • Green Party Announces 28 Candidates 6 Months Ahead of Election

    Posted by · April 30, 2024 1:28 PM

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    April 26, 2024


    FREDERICTON – With less than six months to go until election day, the New Brunswick Green
    Party is proudly announcing the nomination of over half of its slate, comprising 28 candidates,
    marking a significant milestone in its electoral campaign.

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  • Premier Higgs has once again abandoned those most in need

    Posted by · February 21, 2024 5:37 PM

    February 21, 2024

    FREDERICTON - David Coon, leader of the New Brunswick Green Party, today slammed Premier Higgs for misleading New Brunswickers about his government’s $300 affordability benefit.

    “It is incredulous that Premier Higgs has prohibited the most vulnerable including seniors from receiving his $300 affordability benefit,” said Coon. “People were counting on receiving this benefit and now they have had the rug pulled out from under them by Premier Higgs.”

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  • End Higgs' multimillion dollar subsidy to Irving: David Coon

    Posted by · January 30, 2024 5:00 PM

    January 30, 2024

    FREDERICTON - In light of a new independent analysis that says that the cost of complying with the federal clean fuel standard adds less than one cent per litre to the cost of gasoline, Green Party leader David Coon says it's time to put an end to the Higgs gas tax known as the carbon adjuster.

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  • Trudeau’s botched immigration policies are failing NB: It’s time for greater provincial autonomy

    Posted by · January 24, 2024 7:59 PM

    January 24, 2024

    MONCTON - In response to the federal government’s recent announcement of new caps on international students, Green Immigration critic Kevin Arseneau is urging for greater provincial control over immigration policies as part of a renewed New-Brunswick-Ottawa accord on immigration.

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