Premier Higgs Has Done the Right Thing

Fredericton - Green Party Leader David Coon and his caucus colleagues, Megan Mitton and Kevin Arseneau welcome the decision by Premier Higgs to pause the drastic changes planned for six New Brunswick hospitals by the regional health authorities, two of which are in the ridings of Ms. Mitton and Mr. Arseneau.

“The three of us have been meeting and speaking with community leaders, citizens and medical professionals in the six regions that would be negatively affected by the dramatic downgrading of health services in their hospitals,” said the Green Party leader.  “The Premier has done the right thing in shelving the plans and committing to visit each community to discuss health care.”

Coon said that he and his colleagues look forward to contributing to much needed change that puts the well-being of all New Brunswickers at the heart of health care reform.

- 30 -

 

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