A general election goes against the interests of New Brunswickers: Green Party leader

Green Party Leader David Coon believes that confirming a general election for September 14 is not in the best interest of the people of New Brunswick.

"The vast majority of people don't want to have an election in times of pandemic. People's fears and concerns about the health of their families are very justified and legitimate and we understand them," Coon said.

In September 2018, the people of New Brunswick elected a minority government and gave all political parties a clear mandate to work together for the good of the province. 

“The Green Party wanted to respect the mandate given to us by the voters and make this minority government work to advance people’s well-being.  And we were making progress. However, we are now in an election,” said Coon.

Today, while the risks associated with Covid-19 are still very much present, Premier Higgs is choosing, against the interests of the people, to call a general election.

"Last week's negotiations have shown us that the Liberals and Conservatives have their own self-interest at heart. They are incapable of going beyond partisanship,” said Coon.  “We in the Green Party are interested in the well-being of people above all. We have excellent candidates in every corner of our province, who are committed to serving their communities and our province. New Brunswickers have the opportunity to make history in this election by sending them to Fredericton.”

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