Statement by the Green Party Leader on National Acadian Day

Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South made the following statement in recognition of New Brunswick Day:

August 15th is a time for Acadians to celebrate the society they have built despite their difficult history. It is a day for Acadian families to show their pride, and for all New Brunswickers to celebrate together. 

In the 21st century, Acadians are playing an important role in the province by taking on the challenges caused for rural communities by globalization, deindustrialization, and climate change. The pursuit of food sovereignty, renewable energy, and the creation of new institutions and innovative businesses are examples of the extraordinary vitality of Acadians in New Brunswick.

Happy Acadian Day!

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