Green Party Leader Champions Green Economy with Local Food Security Bill

11 FEBRUARY 2015

To create new green jobs and sustainable business opportunities in New Brunswick, the Leader of the Green Party and MLA for Fredericton South tabled a bill in the Legislature today, entitled Local Food Security Act.

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Auditor General’s 2014 Reports Released Today

22 JANUARY 2015

(FREDERICTON, NB) The province's Auditor General, Kim MacPherson, is presenting the first part of her annual review of the province's finances and programs to a joint meeting of Public Accounts and Crown Corporations committees today.

Green Party Leader and Fredericton South MLA, David Coon, has been appointed to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Committee on Crown Corporations, which are responsible for ensuring the Auditor General's recommendations are implemented.

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Voting at Sixteen: Giving a Voice to New Brunswick Youth

18 DECEMBER 2014

(FREDERICTON, NB) David Coon, Green Party Leader and MLA for Fredericton South, believes young people need a stronger voice in New Brunswick. To address this, Mr. Coon has introduced his first Bill in the Legislative Assembly today.

The Bill, entitled An Act to Amend the Elections Act, would lower the voting age from age 18 to age 16 in New Brunswick.

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Treatment Needed for Children to Break the Chain of Violence against Women

05 DECEMBER 2014

(FREDERICTON, NB) In marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on December 6, David Coon, MLA of Fredericton South and Green Party Leader, calls on the provincial government to invest in therapeutic treatment for children and youth who have been witnesses to violence in their homes.

"If we are to ever break the cycle of men's violence towards women, we must focus our efforts on treating children, and our transition homes will need increased funding to do this," says Mr. Coon.

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Green Party Leader Responds to Speech from the Throne

03 DECEMBER 2014

(FREDERICTON, NB) Green Party Leader and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, says he is looking forward to advancing a positive agenda for New Brunswick following the release of the Speech from the Throne today.

"We have serious issues to resolve on behalf of New Brunswickers, and as legislators, we must find new ways of working together so that we serve the public interest to benefit the many, not the few. People are sick and tired of the dregs of partisanship that have hindered our progress as a province for far too long," says Mr. Coon.

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World AIDS Day - Getting to Zero

01 DECEMBER 2014

(FREDERICTON, NB) – The following statement was issued by Green Party Leader and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, in recognition of World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week.

The theme of World AIDS Day this year is Getting to Zero: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.

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Green Party of New Brunswick Seeks Executive Director

01 DECEMBER 2014

The Green Party of NB (GPNB) seeks a dynamic Executive Director to lead our Party in achieving its mission and objectives. 

Reporting to a volunteer Provincial Council, the Executive Director will have accountability for supervising party operations and strategic and creative leadership of the programs. The Executive Director plays a central role in fundraising and liaising with all stakeholders including members, volunteers, partners, donors, registered district associations and government. Staff supervision, oversight of finances and accounting, media relations and communications are key duties. Bilingualism is required as is the ability to effectively manage the website, social media etc.

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Removal of Barriers to Women's Right to Choose Welcomed by Green Party Leader

28 NOVEMBER 2014

(FREDERICTON, NB) - David Coon, New Brunswick's Green Party Leader and MLA for Fredericton South welcomes Premier Brian Gallant's decision to remove legal barriers to women's right to choose.

"I congratulate the Premier on acting quickly to amend Regulation 84-20 of the Medical Services Payment Act, so New Brunswick women can access abortion services more readily," said Mr. Coon.

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Convention on the Rights of the Child needs legal support in New Brunswick

20 NOVEMBER 2014

(Fredericton, NB) - Today, National Child Day, marks the 25th anniversary of Canada adopting The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and Green Party leader David Coon says it's time New Brunswick's Legislature stands up for the rights of children and youth.

In ratifying the convention, Canada made a commitment to ensure all children are treated with dignity and respect. The Convention spells out the basic human rights to which children and youth are entitled.

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Our Principles

>Living within Our Ecological Means

A culture of cooperation, caring and understanding is essential to ending violence in our society. Rehabilitation rather than vengeance must be the goal of our justice system.

> Local Self-Reliance

We must have the opportunity and the responsibility as citizens to contribute to the common good, which requires that all have the capacity to participate in community life.

> Real Democracy

Everyone must have equal access to the necessities of life and be treated with dignity and respect. Treaties with First Nations must be honoured.

> Social Justice and Equality

We must be able to participate in decisions that affect our lives and be guaranteed that our votes are reflected in the make-up of the Legislative Assembly.

> Active Citizenship

Our communities should be in control of their own destinies, supported by strong local economies, and sustained by local sources of food and renewable energy.

> A Culture of Peace and Respect

We must live within the ecological limits of the Earth, while meeting our needs without threatening our children's future or the survival of other species.

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