May Newsletter 2022
This May, we are launching the Green Party of New Brunswick’s first annual spring fundraising appeal.
Our goal is to raise $70,000 so that our staff and volunteers can focus fully on preparing for the next election.
Can we count on you?
We are excited and we know you are too. Both long-time supporters and brand new Greens are feeling the urgency to elect a Green government. Our policies on climate and energy, on healthcare, and on housing are really resonating with New Brunswickers. Every week, the party office and our MLAs are fielding questions as to how people can help get the Green message out now.
It is time that our fundraising goals are as ambitious as our electoral goals.
How will we get there? $70,000 is 120 people signing up to make a $25 monthly donation for the rest of the year, 30 people donating $30, 50 people donating $500, and 25 people donating $1000. Every contribution counts - what contribution would you like to make?
I want to thank you in advance for your donation, either one time or monthly. You are the reason that the party is where it is today and you are the reason that we will continue to grow.
President, New Brunswick Green Party
In this issue:
- Provincial Council Corner - Welcome to our new members
- Policy working group update
Green MLAs in action
- Budget committee update
- GPNB Press releases for April 2022
Provincial Council Corner
Please give a warm welcome to your new provincial council members, who will be serving two year terms:
Rebecca Blaevoet, Vice-President Anglophone, Windsor
Diani Blanco, South East Regional Councilor, Moncton
Anthony Martin, Youth member, Kingsley
Beth McCann, Fundy Regional Councilor, Saint John
Mitchell Simon, South East Regional Councilor, Richibucto
Ryan Spencer, Treasurer, Fredericton
To see the full list of provincial council members please click here.
If you are interested in representing the Fundy region on our Provincial Council, we still have one seat for you. Reach out to [email protected]
By-election in Miramichi Bay-Neguac
The campaign to elect Chad Duplessie for Miramichi Bay-Neguac is full steam ahead.
We invite you to join the following Campaign Events:
- Campaign Office Opening Pizza Party with David Coon - Friday May 6, 4-6pm 2368 King George Hwy, Miramichi, NB E1V 6V9
- Canvass in Miramichi with David Coon - Saturday May 7, 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
- Neguac Meet and Greet with Kevin Arseneau - Saturday May 28 Details TBD
Donate to Chad’s campaign here.
The easiest way to help Chad in his campaign is to like his Facebook page and amplify his messages by liking, commenting and sharing his posts.
By-election in Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin
We have an excellent candidate going through our vetting process now - stay tuned for the candidate announcement later this month!
Policy working group update
Interested in health issues? Join the policy group. They reflect and debate to enrich our policy manual and therefore our future orientations.
Education is your topic of choice! This will be the next theme. So, contact them at [email protected] to indicate your passion and for the group to contact you in time and place.
MLAs in Action
The month of April was spent at the Budget Estimates Committee - a time when all MLAs get to question Ministers in detail about how their money will be spent over the coming year.
David learned that even though the carbon tax will be bringing in an additional $40 million this year, none of it will actually be going to help New Brunswickers cut their heating costs or to provide more accessible public transportation. While almost half of the $206 million in the fund will actually be used to subsidize oil and gas use.
David also learned that the interest on student loans will be dropped this fall, this will make a big difference for students and recent graduates and is something the Green MLAs have been fighting for.
Kevin learned that the upcoming beneficial ownership law - that would ensure all companies registered in New Brunswick have the owner’s names on record - would only be accessible by the police and government, not the public, journalists, or researchers.
GPNB Press Release for April 2022
Rapid Tests Need to be Easily Accessible to All New Brunswickers, April 12
Our consumer society is eating us out of house and home - Earth Day Commentary by David Coon, April 22
Green Caucus Statement Regarding Covid Protocols in Schools, April 22
- New study shows the need to order a halt to forest degradation caused by clearcutting older forests, April 22
Green Party of New Brunswick
403 Regent Street, Suite 102,
Fredericton, NB, E3B 3X6
Office: (506) 447-8499
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