Fixing Politics

issues_img_politics_big.jpgDemocracy is threatened in New Brunswick. There is too much secrecy and back-room dealing. The Green Party will bring transparency and accountability to the work of government. Furthermore, we will make sure your MLA actually represents you and your community.

The Green Party will engage citizens and communities to help to solve the challenges we face. This will be done through citizen assemblies, town hall meetings, and Legislative committee hearings. We will require major new policies to be subject to meaningful consultation with the public. All government contracts will be posted on-line for anyone to review. We will restore the Right to Information Act so that it truly ensures people have a right to receive the information they seek from their government.

Green Party MLAs will not be required to vote the party line. They will represent their constituents, and they will have an obligation to regularly solicit the views of, and consult with, the people of their riding.

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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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