Policy Manual

PDF version - Green Party Policy Manual (2018)

Policy Development is an ongoing process facilitated by the Green Party of New Brunswick’s Policy Working Group that precedes, leads up to, and results from policy resolutions approved by the membership.

Policy approval is accomplished at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), or at a Special Meeting of Members (SMM) called specifically for that purpose. Prior to each AGM there is a call for policy resolutions from the membership. Policy resolutions are submitted in advance of the AGM or SMM and then circulated, discussed, and voted on at the meeting. Resolutions which receive a 60% majority support are adopted as official policy of the Green Party of New Brunswick.

This manual contains the policy resolutions adopted at various AGMs and SSMs since the Green Party of New Brunswick’s inception. The policies in this manual are used to develop election platforms.

All of the policies herein are consistent with the NB Green Party Charter of Principles (see pages 2-3) adopted at the Party’s founding convention in November 2008.


Our Principles

> Non-Violence

A culture of cooperation, caring and understanding is essential to ending violence in our society. Rehabilitation rather than vengeance must be the goal of our justice system.

> Self-Determination and Citizenship

We must have the opportunity and the responsibility as citizens to contribute to the common good, which requires that all have the capacity to participate in community life.

> Social Justice and Equality

Everyone must have equal access to the necessities of life and be treated with dignity and respect. Treaties with First Nations must be honoured.

> Participatory Democracy

We must be able to participate in decisions that affect our lives and be guaranteed that our votes are reflected in the make-up of the Legislative Assembly.

> Local Self-Reliance

Our communities should be in control of their own destinies, supported by strong local economies, and sustained by local sources of food and renewable energy.

> Living within Our Ecological Means

We must live within the ecological limits of the Earth, while meeting our needs without threatening our children's future or the survival of other species.

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