Green Party leader to run in Fredericton riding

11 DECEMBER 2012

Published December 11, 2012

By CBC New Brunswick

"Our family has decided to move back to Fredericton after living for a number of years in rural New Brunswick. We will be returning to the city's west side where we had previously lived, which puts us squarely in the riding of Fredericton-Silverwood," wrote Coon in a release on Tuesday.

Coon had lived in Waweig in Charlotte County.

Now the Green Party's Fredericton-Silverwood Riding District Association will have to determine when to have a nomination meeting.

In 2010 the Green Party candidate finished fourth in Fredericton-Silverwood with 11.9 per cent of the vote.

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