Rébeka Frazer-Chiasson to seek Green Party nomination in Kent North

28 JULY 2014

Rogersville, Monday July 28th, 2014 – Rébeka Frazer-Chiasson announces that she will be seeking the Green Party of New Brunswick nomination in the Kent North riding for the upcoming September 22nd provincial elections. 

« The reason I seek this nomination is that the Green Party’s presence in New Brunswick’s legislature has never been more important for the future of our province. Never before have the people had so much to say; paradoxically, never before have they been so blatantly ignored. I wish to offer my riding a viable alternative; it is my way of piecing together my farm work, the undying efforts of our local community organizations and our collective will to be part of sustainable changes. If I plan on making a living here, on this land, it is because I firmly believe that we, together, can make this region and this province one that values and respects its human and natural resources. »

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Green Party to Hold National Convention in Fredericton

03 JULY 2014

The Green Party of Canada’s 2014 Convention will be held in Fredericton at the University of New Brunswick, July 18-20.

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming Greens from across Canada to our beautiful city this summer,” said Burt Folkins, CEO of the federal party's Fredericton riding association; the local hosts for the event.

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Green Party Announces Election Campaign Co-Chairs

 30 JUNE 2014

Fredericton - Today at a news conference in Fredericton, Green Party leader David Coon presented the co-chairs of the party's election campaign. They are Marilyn Merritt-Gray of Kars and Kevin Arseneau of Ste Rosette-de-Robertville.

"I am honoured to have Marilyn and Kevin agree to co-chair the Green Party's election campaign, said Green Party leader David Coon. "Together, they are a formidable team, bringing tremendous experience and passion to what will be an historic campaign. New Brunswickers have a real choice this time, to vote for party that is guided by clear principles, that looks forward and not back, and thinks long-term in finding solutions to the challenges faced by our province," said Coon.

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Documents Reveal Industrial Forestry Sector a Drain on Public Finances

25 JUNE 2014

Documents released by the courts to Green Party leader David Coon reveal that the New Brunswick and federal governments will lose corporate tax revenue as a result of J.D. Irving's promised investments in it operations. 

"This is not a question of the big forestry companies getting a free ride - we're being taken for a ride," said Green Party leader David Coon.

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Released Documents Confirm Natural Gas Giveaway

20 JUNE 2014

Consulting studies done for the provincial Department of Finance paint a very different picture about the value of natural gas revenues to the public purse than that claimed by the Alward government.

After eighteen months and one court appearance under the Right to Information Act, Green Party leader David Coon obtained four consulting studies on the implications of changes to the natural gas royalty system in New Brunswick. 


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Megan Mitton chosen as Green Party candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar

16 JUNE 2014

Memramcook, NB – June 12, 2014 – Megan Mitton was chosen as the Green Party candidate for the riding of Memramcook-Tantramar at the nomination meeting on June 9, 2014. Green Party Leader David Coon was the special guest. Green Party members voted unanimously to nominate Ms. Mitton as their candidate for the upcoming provincial election.

After being nominated, Ms. Mitton addressed the community members that filled the Café at Belliveau Orchard in Pré-d’en-Haut. “It has become clear to me that New Brunswick is as a crossroads,” said Mitton. “This election is a chance for New Brunswickers to vote for something different, rather than more of the same.”

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Green Party Launches New Video:

New Brunswick's Crown Forests: A Priceless Trust - Betrayed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYHsfxjQ0n0

 

Green Party leader issued the following statement regarding the tragic events in Moncton

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My deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the slain RCMP officers: Dave Ross, Fabrice Gevaudon, and Douglas Larche . All New Brunswickers, all Canadians, stand with you in your grief and your terrible losses. 

New Climate Action Plan Vacuous - Fails to Point Toward New Economy

02 JUNE 2014

Not only has the Alward government shirked its moral obligation to take action on climate change, but it has failed to seize the economic opportunities that come with breaking our addiction to fossil fuels according to Green Party Leader David Coon.

"This is a vacuous plan that contains no action, but instead chooses to sustain the unsustainable," said Green Party leader David Coon.

"To cut emissions in the short-term, the Green Party would target our biggest carbon polluters, the Irving Oil refinery and the coal-fired power plant in Belledune, with legally binding limits on their carbon pollution using the Clean Air Act," said Coon.

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Megan Mitton seeks Green Party Nomination for Memramcook-Tantramar

30 MAY 2014

Sackville, NB, May 30, 2014 - Megan Mitton has announced that she will seek the Green Party nomination in the Memramcook-Tantramar riding. Ms. Mitton works as an environmental educator in Sackville. She is passionate about building a green economy that to provide sustainable jobs, energy and food for resilient communities. . Ms. Mitton is committed to creating a just society and a diverse economy that supports all New Brunswickers.

Megan Mitton was born and raised in Sackville, New Brunswick where she graduated in French Immersion from Tantramar Regional High School.  She furthered her educational experiences by completing an International Rotary Youth Exchange in Japan, and then earning a Bachelor of Arts, with Honours in International Development Studies and Political Science from McGill University. Ms. Mitton and her husband, Steve Geier, lived in and worked in California following graduation but decided to return to New Brunswick, to live in their hometown of Sackville.


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>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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