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  • The Green Party of New Brunswick is celebrating National Acadian Day

    Posted by · August 15, 2016 12:00 PM

    15 AUGUST 2016

    FREDERICTON - On August 15, the Green Party of New Brunswick and David Coon, Leader of the Green Party and MLA for Fredericton South, encourage everyone to celebrate National Acadian Day and to attend their local celebrations on this occasion.

    "This day of celebration is a day to recognize the tenacity, determination and resilience of the Acadian people, and to celebrate the vitality of l’Acadie today. The reality of l’Acadie today is central to our identity as a province. " said David Coon.

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  • Energizing the rural economy: Biofuels in New Brunswick

    Posted by · August 04, 2016 12:00 PM

    04 AUGUST 2016

    Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton toured two bio-fuel producers in northern New Brunswick on Thursday July 28th.

    “I was pleased to be able to visit Groupe Savoie in Saint-Quentin and Laforge Bioenvironmental in Saint-André to see their bio-fuel generation setups first hand,” said Coon. “Using the wood, wood waste, and food waste to generate carbon-neutral renewable fuel sources is brilliant both economically and for the climate.”

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  • A STATEMENT ON NEW BRUNSWICK DAY

    Posted by · August 02, 2016 12:00 PM

    02 AUGUST 2016

    flag_map_of_new_brunswick-999px.pngFredericton – 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.

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  • GREEN PARTY LEADER ATTENDS NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PARLIAMENTARIANS

    Posted by · July 19, 2016 12:00 PM

    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.”

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  • Green Party Leader’s Bills to Die on the Order Paper

    Posted by · July 08, 2016 12:00 PM

    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.”

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  • Canada Day: A time to celebrate our diversity

    Posted by · July 01, 2016 12:00 PM

    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.

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  • NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR RECONCILIATION

    Posted by · June 21, 2016 12:00 PM

    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.

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  • A statement from the Green Party leader on World Oceans Day

    Posted by · June 08, 2016 12:00 PM

    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.

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  • Canadian Environment Week

    Posted by · June 05, 2016 12:00 PM

    05 JUNE 2016

    A Time to Commit

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  • An Open Letter to:

    Posted by · May 17, 2016 12:00 PM

    17 MAY 2016

    Premier Brian Gallant
    Premier Wade MacLauchlin
    Premier Stephen McNeil
    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.

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