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.”
13 APRIL 2016
Fredericton – The government of New Brunswick is working on a massive overhaul of the Municipalities and Community Planning Acts, hoping to introduce new legislation this fall. David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick is asking government to commence a meaningful public discussion on its legislative proposals before they are presented as bills in the Legislature.
“It is essential that communities have more power to be masters of their own destinies, but legislative changes must not re-introduce old inequalities,” said Coon.
06 APRIL 2016
Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, introduced Bill 5, the Green Jobs Act, on December 2, 2015. On Thursday April 7, 2016 the Green Jobs Act bill will be debated at 2nd reading to determine whether a majority of MLAs will support the bill in principle so it can be sent to committee for clause by clause study and possible amendments.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing my Green Jobs bill debated,” said Coon. “This piece of legislation is a collaborative work that we built through months of consultation. I toured the province, visiting eight communities, meeting with hundreds of New Brunswickers to discuss how my bill could help build a green economy. If adopted, it would rapidly create jobs in every corner of our province.”
- 09 MARCH 2016
- Fredericton – On Tuesday March 8th, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, sent a letter to Francine Landry, Minister for the department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, to request an independent mediator be appointed to resolve the impasse between the employees and management of Covered Bridge Chips.
08 MARCH 2016
Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick issued the following statement in recognition of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8:
“For the first time in the history of International Women’s Day, our federal cabinet contains the same number of women as men. This sends an important message to young women and girls, that women and men, together, are making the important decisions about the future of our country, not the least of which are those needed to eliminate poverty.
02 MARCH 2016
Fredericton - Premier Brian Gallant has an opportunity at Thursday’s First Ministers conference on climate action to plant the seeds of transformative change for New Brunswick and the rest of Canada, according to David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick.
“New Brunswick, should become the living laboratory for Canada to make the transition to green energy that is needed to transform our transportation, buildings and electric power system. That should be the focus of the first federal-provincial agreement signed with New Brunswick to combat the growing upheaval in our climate and jumpstart our economy,” said Coon.
26 FEBRUARY 2016
Part V: Building a New Vision for Housing
Fredericton – On March 3rd, Premier Gallant will participate in a First Ministers conference hosted by Prime Minister Trudeau to discuss a national climate action strategy. David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick has some suggestions for Premier Gallant.
26 FEBRUARY 2016
Fredericton - David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, welcomes the Fracking Commission’s recognition that New Brunswick must make the transition to a carbon-neutral society, and their acknowledgement that this must represent a new economic and environmental reality for our economy, where we produce and consume energy very differently.