The Green Party’s AGM adopts the theme « Another New-Brunswick is Possible »

24 APRIL 2015

(Rogersville, Monday April 20, 2015) - The Green Party of NB is proud to announce that its Annual General Meeting will be held in Rogersville this Saturday April 25th. A dinner highlighting New-Brunswick products will precede the AGM on Friday the 24th at 6:30 pm and will provide an opportunity for participants to meet David Coon and certain members of the provincial council. The business meeting will be held in the morning one Saturday (starting at 8:30 am) while the afternoon will take on a format of « world café » in order to encourage an open and inclusive discussion following a panel discussing with the theme Another New-Brunswick is Possible.

We hope this discussion will give participants an opportunity to get motivated in light of New Brunswick's politics, to take a stand on the issues and to begin to see themselves as agents of change. The panel will include Kevin Arseneau, geographer and farmer along with Willi Nolan, grandmother, elder and activist. The session will be divided into two halves with the first exploring how to create the future that we want for our children and the second reflecting on how to create a political party that serves our interests.

The Green Party of NB was formed in 2008 and now has two elections to it's credit. In 2014 the first Green MLA, leader David Coon, was elected in the riding of Fredericton South! The Green Party believes that we must re-conceive our economy to serve our communities to protect and restore our environment. The Green Party of NB values rural communities and believes that they should have full responsibility for their future supported by a robust local economy. For this reason we chose to hold the AGM in a dynamic community in an Acadian area.

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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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