April 2020 Newsletter
We've experienced unprecedented events in recent weeks. Demonstrating foresight and leadership on the provincial budget, our Leader David Coon has chosen the well-being of all people above partisanship. Thank you David.
Since March 12, David has been a member of the all-party cabinet committee on COVID-19 set up to deal with the pandemic. Extraordinary measures are being implemented and David is working hard to ensure that no one is forgotten. "I'm here to represent the interests of all, especially those in need," he confirmed in a meeting this week.
COVID-19 and government action
For the most up-to-date and accurate information on COVID-19 and government action, consult the Government of Canada and Government of New Brunswick's COVID-19 pages.
2020 Convention and AGM
Although the party’s Annual General Meeting was postponed, webinars proved to be a good alternative to the Convention. Webinars matching the workshops originally planned were conducted the same weekend and recordings of the sessions will be made available to candidates, campaign teams and Registered District Associations. The new date of the AGM will be announced when the public health situation becomes clearer.
The passing of the provincial budget in an extraordinary session on March 13 meant that the provincial election is unlikely to happen soon. We now have an opportunity to continue our development. In particular, following our founding principle to work towards a Legislature that reflects the diversity of political viewpoints of all citizens in NB, we must intensify our efforts to encourage more women to enter politics. In order for women's perspectives to have an impact, it is estimated that they must represent at least one-third of a group. Diversity of voices is a core value of our party and we must contribute to this necessary evolution - or rather adjustment - of our political representation in New Brunswick.
Green Caucus News
The New Brunswick Legislative Assembly is adjourned until April 7 because of the pandemic emergency. The Green Caucus members - David Coon, Megan Mitton, Kevin Arseneau - are continuing to work in their home ridings. In March, prior to the adjournment, the Green Caucus tabled a bill and three motions in the Legislature. Leader David Coon also released a report on his Budget with a Heart Tour, and a statement on International Women’s Day. Click on the headline for the details.
Green Party MLA Megan Mitton Tables Bill to Ban Conversion Therapy in New Brunswick
MLA Kevin Arseneau Tables Motion to Give Department Mandate for Food
Green MLA Tables Motion to Refer Health Reform to Committee, Release Documents on Government Health Reform Plan
Green Party Leader tables motion to further increase social assistance rates and implement basic income guarantee pilot in New Brunswick
Report: Budget with a Heart Tour – Community Priorities
Statement: Statement from the Green Party Leader on International Women’s Day
Stay safe. Stay strong.
Green Party of New Brunswick
403 Regent Street, Suite 102,
Fredericton, NB, E3B 3X6
Office: (506) 447-8499
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