06 DECEMBER 2013
FREDERICTON: In recognition of the passing of Nelson Mandela, David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick released the following statement:
"Nelson Mandela showed the world that love and hope can triumph over hate and despair, with the power to alter the destiny of an entire nation. He was an inspiration to billions of people around our precious beautiful planet because he spoke to our shared humanity. How we live our lives matters to everyone. He made us truly feel like members of one human family. The struggle for justice in South Africa was our struggle. The pursuit of freedom from oppression is ours to pursue. The defeat of fear is ours to achieve. The power of love is ours to summon, and the triumph of hope is ours to grasp. If we remember these things, we shall never forget Mandela."