09 JULY 2015
Fredericton – The Climate Summit of the Americas, hosted by the Government of Ontario, is taking place in Toronto today with representation from all Canadian Provinces except for New Brunswick. The summit is bringing together premiers, governors, ministers and civil servants from across North and South America to examine the means to build a low-carbon economy.
“Premiers Wynne and Couillard are attending the Summit in the run up to next week’s meeting of the premiers in St. Johns, where they will discuss opportunities associated with climate action and a Canadian Energy Strategy that will move Canada to a low carbon economy,” said David Coon, MLA Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick. “It’s unfortunate that New Brunswick is not represented at the Summit in Ontario to learn about, and engage on, building a green economy.”
11 JUNE 2015
(Fredericton) – The Green Party of New Brunswick welcomes Andrew Clark today as its candidate for the upcoming by-election in the Carleton riding.
“We are very excited to have Andrew on board,” said David Coon, MLA Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New-Brunswick. “Andrew values hard work and honesty and will be a great representative for the people of Carleton.”
04 JUNE 2015
03 JUNE 2015
Fredericton – Today, the Government defeated Bill 13: An Act to Return to the Crown Certain Rights Relating to Wood Supply and Forest Management.
“I’m incredibly saddened with this government’s decision,” said David Coon, MLA Fredericton South, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and sponsor of the bill. “This government has favoured industry over reclaiming its authority for managing Crown Lands and its ability to uphold its treaty obligations to First Nations.”
14 MAY 2015
Fredericton – NB Power will begin outsourcing home energy evaluations to a Toronto-based company, under its soon to be announced Home Insulation Program.
NB Power took over Efficiency New Brunswick's mandate on April 1, 2015. It inherited the responsibility to develop an energy efficiency services industry to create jobs in New Brunswick. Instead, its first move was to replace New Brunswick's fledgling energy audit industry with a contract with a Toronto-based company. As a result, three of the four local companies which provided energy audits in New Brunswick have closed their doors and the fourth has been forced to lay off staff.
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.
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.
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.