Everyone is invited to read this past week's newsletter from the Green Party Caucus in the Legislature.
Fredericton – On December 17, 2019 Green Party Leader and MLA for Fredericton-South, David Coon tabled a bill to amend the Family Income Security Act to combat poverty in the province. Click here to read the media release
Fredericton – On November 20, 2019 Green Party Leader David Coon tabled a bill to amend the Crown Lands and Forests Act to ensure that New Brunswick mills purchase more wood from private woodlots and that the private woodlot owners are fairly compensated for the wood they produce. This bill also bans the spraying of herbicides on Crown forests.
“Successive governments have failed to implement the Auditor General’s 2015 recommendations to ensure private woodlot owners have fair access to the wood market as required by the Crown Lands and Forests Act; this bill will remedy that by requiring private wood to be purchased through the wood marketing boards and ensuring that private wood makes up a third of the wood consumed by the mills,” says David Coon.Continue reading
Official Statement from Green Party Leader on the passing of Jackie Webster
My wife, Janice Harvey, and I want to extend our heartfelt condolences to Jackie Webster’s family and many friends. She was an inspiration to both of us.
Jackie was a well-known writer, journalist, and political commentator. She loved politics and she loved New Brunswick. It seemed as if she knew just about everyone and all their relations too.Continue reading
It is said that good things come in threes. We couldn’t agree more.
Today, September 24th, 2019 marks the one-year anniversary of voters sending THREE Green Party of New Brunswick candidates to the Legislature. What a huge leap forward for our party and our province.
We want to thank everyone who voted Green, who put up a lawn sign, donated or volunteered for last year’s campaigns. If you sent us good energy or spoke favourably about a Green candidate with a neighbour or friend, it was all deeply felt. Your actions resonated—and forever changed—this province!
David, Megan, and Kevin want to thank you personally, and share with your some of the highlights from this past year with this short video.
Our Green MLAs are working for you, for the climate and our collective future. Thank you for all your support our first year – it certainly has been exhilarating.
Help keep the momentum going - Donate today!
PS. If you want to see Leader David Coon in action at the Climate Strike and rally in Fredericton last Friday, click here for the CBC news story and video interview with David.Continue reading
(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.
Greens table a motion to declare climate emergency in NB
Fredericton – On May 7, 2019 the Green caucus tables a motion calling on the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick to declare climate emergency.
“One of the key reasons I ran for office was to tackle climate breakdown,” says Megan Mitton, MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar. “Getting this government to act on climate change is one of my priorities. We understand the problem, we have the solutions, we need an appropriate response. An emergency response. Youth are demanding that we save their future. The science is clear. We must act now.”Continue reading
(Fredericton, April 24, 2019) – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of NB and MLA for Fredericton-South, congratulates Peter Bevan-Baker and the other 7 Green MLAs who were elected in last night’s historic win.
“We knew the Greens would do very well yesterday. Forming the Official Opposition for the first time in Canadian history represents a new day in Canadian politics. As Official Opposition, the PEI Greens will be the government in waiting. I want to congratulate Premier-elect Dennis King on his win, and extend thanks for the public service of out-going Premier Wade McLaughlin. I have no doubt the leaders will find the necessary common ground to deliver good governance to Islanders in this new minority government.”
PEI elected 8 Greens last night, including 5 of the 6 women elected to the Legislative Assembly. There will be a by-election within three months to fill the seat that was left vacant following the death of Green candidate Josh Underhay.
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April 8, 2019
Beresford – The Green Party of New Brunswick’s annual convention drew a large and diverse crowd from all over New Brunswick to Beresford this weekend. The energy in the convention room at Danny’s Inn was palpable, as members gathered to hear about the work of the Green Caucus in Legislature, build their skills for growing the party in their ridings, and to elect new members to the Green Party’s governing council.
‘’It was exciting to see so many new faces in the crowd,’’ said Green Party leader David Coon. ‘’Our party’s family-centred and community-focussed approach to making life better for everyone in New Brunswick, is clearly giving people hope that green politics is the way forward. And they know we are the real green deal when it comes doing our part to reduce New Brunswick’s impact on the living world and the climate’’, said Coon.
At the convention, the membership elected four new members to the Executive of their government council including retired software developer, Tom McLean as President, former MLA and Deputy Speaker, Carolle de Ste. Croix as francophone Vice-President.
The Green Party’s policy convention was held in early March. The updated policy manual will be available in May.
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Marco Morency new executive director of the Green Party of NB
(Fredericton, April 2, 2019) - The Green Party of NB has hired an experienced activist, Marco Morency, as executive director. The community organizer wants to be at the heart of the action and make gains in the next election. For him, the time has come to become politically engaged.
Originally from Edmundston and based in Moncton since university, Marco Morency is known for his commitment to social and environmental causes. He first became involved in the Petitcodiac River issue in the late 1990s and then became executive director of the Petitcodiac Riverkeeper in 2010. He has been active locally, provincially and nationally for more than 20 years and has contributed to many organizations, including several environmental and Acadian organizations. Before joining the Green Party of New Brunswick, he was deputy executive director of the Congrès mondial acadien 2019.
According to him, his new functions are the logical next step from his social activism. "I support the ideas and values of the party 100%. Frankly, I didn't think I'd find that in a political party. The Green Party of NB is the best vehicle to meet the challenges of this critical time for our common future".
The results of the last election give him hope. "People want change and I want to help give them a voice. Our three MLAs do politics differently. These are not just words; they take concrete action. It's refreshing and that's what people want to see. Now we need more Green Party MLAs and that's why I'm here," says the new executive director.
"Marco's management skills and organizational leadership experience are exactly what our rapidly growing party needs to succeed in every region of our province", said Green Party leader David Coon. "I look forward to working with him".
People will have the opportunity to engage with Mr. Morency at the Party's annual convention to be held on April 6 and 7 in Beresford.