02 MAY 2015
(FREDERICTON, NB) – Green Party Leader and Fredericton South MLA David Coon is is disappointed that a bill designed to build a strong and resilient local food industry in New Brunswick was defeated in the Legislature, Thursday.
The bill was introduced by Mr. Coon to provide consumers with a clear choice in support of local agriculture. Currently New Brunswickers spend $1.7 billion on food produced outside the province.
24 APRIL 2015
(Rogersville, Monday April 20, 2015) - The Green Party of NB is proud to announce that its Annual General Meeting will be held in Rogersville this Saturday April 25th. A dinner highlighting New-Brunswick products will precede the AGM on Friday the 24th at 6:30 pm and will provide an opportunity for participants to meet David Coon and certain members of the provincial council. The business meeting will be held in the morning one Saturday (starting at 8:30 am) while the afternoon will take on a format of « world café » in order to encourage an open and inclusive discussion following a panel discussing with the theme Another New-Brunswick is Possible.Continue reading
15 APRIL 2015
(Fredericton, NB) Premier Brian Gallant committed to make a transition to a lower carbon economy with Premiers from across the country in the final declaration from the Québec Summit on Climate Change yesterday.
"The Premier has a tremendous opportunity to drive job creation by reducing New Brunswick's dependence on fossil fuels," said David Coon, MLA for Fredericton-South and the Green Party leader. "The refurbishment of our building stock's energy use, the development of our abundant sources of renewable fuels and renewable power, and growing the market for low carbon products and technologies would be a job creation bonanza," he said.
Green Party Leader David Coon to Join New Brunswick Delegation to Premiers’ Climate Summit in Quebec City
13 APRIL 2015
(Fredericton, NB) On, Tuesday April 14th David Coon, MLA Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick will be part of the New Brunswick delegation to Premiers' Climate Summit to be hosted in Quebec City by Premier Couillard to discuss renewed efforts to fight climate change.
"This summit needs to be crucial turning point for Canada and New Brunswick," said Coon. "It must be a catalyst for a new level of climate change action in New Brunswick and across the country if we are to do our part to avoid 2 degrees of warming."
20 MARCH 2015
(FREDERICTON, N.-B.) March 20th marks the International Day of Francophonie, a day during French Pride Week when we celebrate the French language and the contributions of the Francophone community to New Brunswick. This day reminds us of the beauty of the diversity in New Brunswick.
The International Organization of La Francophonie's theme of the day this year, "I keep the planet in my heart," is a campaign wherein the Secretary General of Francophonie, Michaëlle Jean, launched a consultation for youth on sustainable development, "because ideas, activism and innovation on the challenges of climate change are needed," she said.
16 MARCH 2015
(FREDERICTON, N.B.) – There is a day each year when people around the world pay homage to a saint who has come to embody the spirit of a nation and who has us all combing through our ancestry for the slightest streak of green. Among them is Fredericton-South MLA and Green Party Leader David Coon, who joins people throughout New Brunswick to celebrate St. Patrick's Day today.
While St. Patrick's Day has become synonymous with fun and high-spirited shenanigans, it is also a day to celebrate the pride, culture and contributions of the thousands of Irish immigrants who started arriving on these shores in the early 1800s, making New Brunswick home to the oldest indigenous Irish population in North America.
06 MARCH 2015
(FREDERICTON, NB) – New Brunswick's Green Party Leader and Fredericton South MLA David Coon joins in solidarity with women across New Brunswick and throughout the world in embracing the theme of International Women's Day 2015, "Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It."
"Sunday is a celebration of spirit," Mr. Coon said. "Women's inequality in our communities must be eliminated by focusing on effective action by whatever means we have available to us as individuals and policymakers. I was delighted to learn that Sue Calhoun, who has done so much on behalf of women in New Brunswick, is a delegate at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York," the Green Party Leader added.
(FREDERICTON, NB) - Green Party Leader and Fredericton South MLA David Coon encourages citizens throughout the province to recognize Pink Shirt Day, Feb. 25, as a day designed to highlight the dangers of bullying and the importance of creating a society in which it will not be tolerated.
Mr. Coon invites all New Brunswickers to participate in the promotion of activities related to Pink Shirt Day.
20 FEBRUARY 2015
(FREDERICTON, NB) - Ending human trafficking and forced labour is the theme of this year's World Day of Social Justice. Since 2007, the United Nations has recognized February 20th as a day dedicated to the eradication of poverty, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equality, access to social wellbeing and justice for all.
Green Party Leader and Fredericton South MLA, David Coon, said that while progress has been made since 2007, we still have a long way to go before those goals are reached.
18 FEBRUARY 2015
(FREDERICTON, NB) - To restore the full authority of the provincial government to manage Crown lands in keeping with its obligations to First Nations communities and to the general public, the Leader of the Green Party and MLA for Fredericton South tabled a bill in the Legislature today, entitledAn Act to Return to the Crown Certain Rights Relating to Timber Supply and Forest Management.
If passed, the Act to Return to the Crown Certain Rights Relating to Timber Supply and Forest Management will annul the memoranda of agreement signed by the Department of Natural Resources with forestry companies which guarantee an increased annual allowable cut for the next 25 years, along with several forest management agreements designed to implement those guarantees.