PEI Greens Make History as Official Opposition

(Fredericton, April 24, 2019) – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of NB and MLA for Fredericton-South, congratulates Peter Bevan-Baker and the other 7 Green MLAs who were elected in last night’s historic win.

“We knew the Greens would do very well yesterday.  Forming the Official Opposition for the first time in Canadian history represents a new day in Canadian politics.  As Official Opposition, the PEI Greens will be the government in waiting.  I want to congratulate Premier-elect Dennis King on his win, and extend thanks for the public service of out-going Premier Wade McLaughlin.  I have no doubt the leaders will find the necessary common ground to deliver good governance to Islanders in this new minority government.”

PEI elected 8 Greens last night, including 5 of the 6 women elected to the Legislative Assembly.  There will be a by-election within three months to fill the seat that was left vacant following the death of Green candidate Josh Underhay.

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.

Admin sign in