Taking Charge of Our Future

issues_img_future_big.jpgThe Green Party will work with communities to advance the public interest, rather than submit to corporate agendas, such the Irving forestry deal. This is our province and we need to be in the drivers' seat. We will shake off the corporate stranglehold on our society, our politics, and our media that both the Liberals and Conservatives have enabled. Surrendering to a future that primarily benefits Irving or other corporate interests is unfair and unsustainable. We just cannot afford it. It's time we take charge of our future.

Central to this vision is the role citizens will play in getting us there. Active and meaningful participation in putting our province on a sustainable path is the cornerstone of reclaiming our future. However, this requires access to a free press. The Green Party will end the Irving interests' near monopoly control over our newspapers.

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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