(Fredericton, Sept. 6, 2019) - The New Brunswick Green Party is pleased to welcome former provincial New Democratic Party members to our ranks this week, including eight former provincial NDP candidates and a provincial / federal NDP organizer. In a Declaration of Support for the Greens, they noted the party's commitment to community engagement and advocacy for real action in response to the climate crisis.
To join the NB Green Party, all prospective members must endorse our six founding principles. One of the principles, Social Justice and Equality, includes protecting minorities and supporting the full diversity of New Brunswick society: ethnic, linguistic, sexual orientation, cultural and generational.
“We are proud to be a party that is inclusive and embraces diversity, one that strives to understand the perspectives of and represent all New Brunswickers,” says Green Party Leader David Coon.
"I will be writing to the five individuals whose names appeared on the list announced earlier this week to apologise, who say they misunderstood the purpose of the Declaration of Support, and remain New Democrats. I wish them all the best in their political endeavours," said Coon.