Green Party of New Brunswick welcomes former NDP members to their ranks

(Fredericton, Sept. 6, 2019) - The New Brunswick Green Party is pleased to welcome former provincial New Democratic Party members to our ranks this week, including eight former provincial NDP candidates and a provincial / federal NDP organizer.  In a Declaration of Support for the Greens, they noted the party's commitment to community engagement and advocacy for real action in response to the climate crisis.

 

To join the NB Green Party, all prospective members must endorse our six founding principles. One of the principles, Social Justice and Equality, includes protecting minorities and supporting the full diversity of New Brunswick society: ethnic, linguistic, sexual orientation, cultural and generational.  

“We are proud to be a party that is inclusive and embraces diversity, one that strives to understand the perspectives of and represent all New Brunswickers,” says Green Party Leader David Coon.   

"I will be writing to the five individuals whose names appeared on the list announced earlier this week to apologise, who say they misunderstood the purpose of the Declaration of Support, and remain New Democrats.  I wish them all the best in their political endeavours," said Coon.

Our Principles

>Living within Our Ecological Means

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.

> Local Self-Reliance

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.

> Real Democracy

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

> Social Justice and Equality

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.

> Active Citizenship

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.

> A Culture of Peace and Respect

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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