20 SEPTEMBER 2014
(FREDERICTON, NB) -- Green Party Leader David Coon joined reproductive justice activists throughout the country in calling for improved abortion access for women in New Brunswick.
On the National Day of Action in Solidarity with New Brunswick and PEI, Coon reaffirmed his party's firm stand in favour of abortion rights.
"Reproductive choice is a fundamental right, which successive New Brunswick governments have ignored," Coon said. "It's unconscionable that any woman would have to leave the province and pay for a medical service most Canadian women take for granted."
17 SEPTEMBER 2014
17 SEPTEMBER 2014
(FREDERICTON, NB) -- Green Party Leader David Coon says prevention needs to be front and centre in the approach to health care and health care funding in the province.
"Preventative health care has to start early, so the Green Party will double Early Childhood Home Support programs to ensure we get in on the ground floor," Coon said. "Every dollar invested in our children during those early years will pay off in the long run, both economically and in our communities."
15 SEPTEMBER 2014
(FREDERICTON, NB) – Strong legislation and the courage to implement it is what is needed to ensure pay equity becomes a part of the way we do business in New Brunswick's public and private sectors, Green Party Leader David Coon said in Fredericton, today.
"Women in New Brunswick want and need better than promises and progress reports," Coon said. "Previous governments have been toying with women's rights for too long and it's time to stop studying pay equity and start implementing legislation to ensure that the private sector pays women a fair and equitable wage based on equal pay for different work of the same value."
11 SEPTEMBER 2014
(Fredericton, NB) -- Green Party Leader David Coon says that, if elected, his party will open up government with transparency laws that require all government contracts to be available on-line.
"The province has been ruled by corporate interests making back room deals with government for far too long," Coon said. "These, largely family owned interests put profit ahead of a green economy and a better future for our children."
Coon said the Green Party would place the onus on civil servants to provide information to the public when requested. It would also overhaul the Right to Information Act so it treats the business of government as the business of its citizens.
10 SEPTEMBER 2014
(FREDERICTON, NB) – Literacy, health promotion and the restoration of trades and skill-based programs are at the top of the list of priorities for the education system under a Green Party government, Party Leader David Coon announced today in Fredericton.
"The other parties like to talk about how important education is, yet New Brunswick students go hungry to class every day," Coon said. "Our ping pong governments like to tinker with the education system, but they never seem to go the full course."