10 DECEMBER 2015
Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick issued the following statement in recognition of Human Rights Day on Thursday, December 10:
“Human Rights Day marks the 67th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
09 DECEMBER 2015
Fredericton – Green Party Leader and MLA for Fredericton South David Coon had the opportunity to visit the Bataclan Theatre, site of the Nov. 13 attacks.
“I was struck by a profound sense of sadness when I visited the memorial on the street outside the Bataclan Theatre,” said Coon. “The people of Paris are hurting after these attacks and it was important to me to leave something to represent the solidarity of the Canadian people with those in Paris. We share their pain and admire their determination.”
08 DECEMBER 2015
Fredericton – Green Party Leader and MLA for Fredericton South David Coon is calling the government’s dismissal of Dr. Eilish Cleary as New Brunswick Chief Medical Officer of House outrageous in a statement released today.
“Dr. Cleary, in her role as doctor to the people of New Brunswick has earned tremendous respect and even affection from New Brunswickers. So many felt such pride in her courageous decision to join the battle against Ebola in Africa. Many felt vindicated when her shale gas report validated their concerns about fracking after the previous government dismissed them as borne of ignorance. Health Minister Boudreau has a responsibility to provide a credible explanation for the decision to remove Dr. Cleary from her position. She has always been willing to directly reach out to New Brunswickers and our communities as our collective physician. It makes one wonder if this didn’t threaten the government’s effort to control its message, particularly given the recent removal and reassignment of the former Director of DNR’s Fish and Wildlife Branch, also without explanation”
30 NOVEMBER 2015
Fredericton – On Tuesday, the Legislative Assembly will meet to end its first sitting, and all unresolved bills on the order paper will be left behind, including the Vote 16 Bill introduced by David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick. It had passed second reading and was waiting on the government to send it onto the committee stage for detailed examination.
“Vote 16 had broad public support, especially from young people across the province,” said Coon. “When this bill passed second reading, it did so with the support of every MLA in the legislature. Unfortunately it will die on the order paper.”
29 NOVEMBER 2015
(FREDERICTON) – A great turn out today for the screening of the documentary, This Changes Everything. More than 180 people participated in the event organized by the Fredericton Young Greens held at St. Thomas University campus in collaboration with the Fredericton Green Party of Canada Association and the Green Party of New Brunswick. The event is part of the global climate march event series happening across the globe in preparation for COP21, the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris.
The documentary is based on the critically acclaimed non-fiction best-seller by award-winning journalist and author, Naomi Klein. It portrays communities on the front lines of climate change in different communities ranging from the coast of South India to Alberta’s Tar Sands. The film connects the climate crisis to the current economic system. A backgrounder on the documentary can be found here.
25 NOVEMBER 2015
Fredericton – November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and marks the beginning of a sixteen day call to action by UNiTE to End Violence Against Women. The theme of the movement this year is Prevention.
24 NOVEMBER 2015
Fredericton - David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, will join Premier Brian Gallant as part of the Canadian delegation in Paris for COP21, the UN Climate Change Conference. Governments will seek an agreement on how to keep the global temperature from exceeding 2 degrees C.
“This conference is a critical opportunity for Premier Gallant to learn first-hand about how other governments are seizing onto the green energy transition to build strong vibrant economies that are creating jobs every day,” said Coon. “We can begin that transition now, if we build on initiatives already underway in New Brunswick in green building construction, smart grid development, bioenergy production, and clean tech development.”
20 NOVEMBER 2015
Fredericton - David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick issued the following statement in recognition of Universal Children's Day on Friday, November 20.
“The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child tasks governments with the responsibility to protect children from all forms of harm. I am pleased to see that the office of the Child and Youth Advocate has developed a strategy for us to do just that: Keeping Children and Youth Safe from Harm in New Brunswick
09 OCTOBER 2015
Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick issued the following statement in recognition of World Mental Health Day on Saturday, October 10th.
22 SEPTEMBER 2015
Fredericton – Tuesday, September 22nd marks one year since the history-making provincial election that saw its first ever Green Party candidate David Coon elected as MLA for Fredericton South.
Over the past year, David has drawn attention to pressing issues provincially including local food security, forest management practices and the need for more transparency in the government.