06 MARCH 2015
(FREDERICTON, NB) – New Brunswick's Green Party Leader and Fredericton South MLA David Coon joins in solidarity with women across New Brunswick and throughout the world in embracing the theme of International Women's Day 2015, "Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It."
"Sunday is a celebration of spirit," Mr. Coon said. "Women's inequality in our communities must be eliminated by focusing on effective action by whatever means we have available to us as individuals and policymakers. I was delighted to learn that Sue Calhoun, who has done so much on behalf of women in New Brunswick, is a delegate at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York," the Green Party Leader added.
(FREDERICTON, NB) - Green Party Leader and Fredericton South MLA David Coon encourages citizens throughout the province to recognize Pink Shirt Day, Feb. 25, as a day designed to highlight the dangers of bullying and the importance of creating a society in which it will not be tolerated.
Mr. Coon invites all New Brunswickers to participate in the promotion of activities related to Pink Shirt Day.
20 FEBRUARY 2015
(FREDERICTON, NB) - Ending human trafficking and forced labour is the theme of this year's World Day of Social Justice. Since 2007, the United Nations has recognized February 20th as a day dedicated to the eradication of poverty, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equality, access to social wellbeing and justice for all.
Green Party Leader and Fredericton South MLA, David Coon, said that while progress has been made since 2007, we still have a long way to go before those goals are reached.
18 FEBRUARY 2015
(FREDERICTON, NB) - To restore the full authority of the provincial government to manage Crown lands in keeping with its obligations to First Nations communities and to the general public, the Leader of the Green Party and MLA for Fredericton South tabled a bill in the Legislature today, entitledAn Act to Return to the Crown Certain Rights Relating to Timber Supply and Forest Management.
If passed, the Act to Return to the Crown Certain Rights Relating to Timber Supply and Forest Management will annul the memoranda of agreement signed by the Department of Natural Resources with forestry companies which guarantee an increased annual allowable cut for the next 25 years, along with several forest management agreements designed to implement those guarantees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.