Rebuilding Forestry

issues_img_forestry_big.jpgOur forests are part of our identity and our future. Instead of back-room deals with J. D. Irving, the Green Party will create a new Forests Sustainability Act in consultation with all New Brunswickers, one that respects our treaty relationships with First Nations.

The Green Party will cancel the resource giveaway to Irving. We will restore the status of private woodlot owners as the primary source of wood supply. We will ensure that Crown lands are managed to sustain the Acadian forest while providing more work and opportunity for our local communities. A diverse Acadian forest can sustain water and wildlife, and support a diverse forest economy.

Our Principles

> Non-Violence

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.

> Self-Determination and Citizenship

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.

> Social Justice and Equality

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

> Participatory Democracy

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.

> Local Self-Reliance

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.

> Living within Our Ecological Means

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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