Happy Canada Day!
Today is a day to reflect on what it means to be Canadian, what our values are, and what unites us as a country. The last few years have been tumultuous for Canadians and New Brunswickers alike. As a country, we mourned the tragedies that occurred in Canada’s residential schools, our healthcare systems were pushed to their limits by a pandemic, and climate change continues to impact communities across Canada, including here in New Brunswick.
This Canada Day, I invite you to consider what kind of Canada we want to leave behind to future generations. Canada should be a place that makes all people feel safe and at home. We must ask ourselves what we value as Canadians, and what direction we want our country to go.
Let’s work together to make our beautiful corner of Canada a more inclusive, welcoming, safe, and healthy place for all people who call this land home.
Enjoy the newsletter,
Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick
In This Issue:
- Welcome Our New Admin, Mariana
- Volunteer Spotlight: Carl and Karen Duivenvoorden
- Upcoming Events: Fredericton Pride Parade
- Catch David on the Road
- MLAs in Action
Welcoming Our New Admin
We are so excited to have our new Administrative Assistant on our team this month. Mariana Mora will be working with us at the office part-time from 9:00am to 1:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Feel free to give Mariana a call or email to introduce yourself and welcome her to the Green Party of New Brunswick at 506-477-8499 or [email protected].
Welcome to the Green Party of New Brunswick, Mariana!
Carl and Karen Duivenvoorden
Thank you so much to Carl and Karen for opening their solar-powered home to us last month. Carl gave tours of their solar panel array and battery system, while Karen provided delicious muffins and hot apple cider.
Despite the chilly weather we had a good turnout. Thanks again Carl and Karen for generously hosting this event and we are looking forward to seeing the new solar panels on your garage when they are installed!
Fredericton Pride Parade
Sunday, July 23
Join David Coon and other Green Party of New Brunswick members as we march in the Fredericton Pride Parade! We invite our members to march with us to show our support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
If you would like to join David Coon to march in the parade with the Green Party of New Brunswick, message Addison Fach at [email protected]
Catch David on the Road
Green Party of New Brunswick Leader, David Coon, has a busy schedule this summer as he tours around the province to listen to the concerns of New Brunswickers and work with fellow Greens to strengthen our grassroots support in every riding in the province.
If you would like to meet with David, be sure to come to one of the events listed below:
Sunday, July 23 - Pride Parade Fredericton
Wednesday, July 26 - Greater Fredericton Greens Get Together - stay tuned for event details on our website
Thursday, July 27 - Blues d’la Baie in Petit Rocher
Saturday, July 29 & Sunday, July 30 - Highland Games in Fredericton
Tuesday, August 1 - Emancipation Day celebrations in Fredericton
MLAs in Action
Megan Mitton, Kevin Arseneau, and David Coon have been hard at work in the Legislature fighting for a better New Brunswick that we can be proud to leave behind for future generations. Be sure to listen to Megan’s powerful speech on “The New Brunswick We Deserve”.
Leader David Coon said that Premier Higgs has broken his promise to MLAs to improve how the Legislature works. He criticized the Higgs government’s lack of collaboration and democratic process in the Legislative Assembly, pointing to Premier’s own words in a 2018 letter. Coon added that it is time for Blaine Higgs to resign as Premier, after nearly all his commitments to improve the Legislative Assembly did not happen under his government, and after some of his own Ministers resigned from his cabinet.
While Kevin Arseneau tried to amend the government’s bill on the Official Languages Act which would have created a Legislative Committee on Official Languages, the revision was unfortunately not adopted. Kevin has been advocating tirelessly for the residents and business owners impacted by the rotten stench from the Coastal Shell plant. Kevin joined concerned residents from Richibucto at a protest in front of the Legislature calling on government to “Stop the Stink”.