Rachel Boudreau will represent the Green Party in the Restigouche-Chaleur by-election
Posted by Addison Fach · March 20, 2023 4:45 PM
Petit-Rocher - The Green Party of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Rachel Boudreau will be their candidate for the Restigouche-Chaleur riding in the upcoming by-election.
Green Party of New Brunswick welcomes Claire Kelly-Orozco as new Executive Director
Posted by Amanda Wildeman · January 31, 2023 9:49 AM
(Fredericton) The Green Party of New Brunswick is thrilled to welcome Claire Kelly-Orozco as the new executive director of the party.
Claire Kelly-Orozco brings a wide range of political experience as a two time candidate, former riding president, member of the Federal Shadow Cabinet, and co-founder of Femmocracy Now. As a professional immigration consultant she has a breadth of experience working with people from all backgrounds.
Green leaders call for demographic top-up to federal healthcare deal
Posted by Amanda Wildeman · January 27, 2023 11:00 AM
FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Green Party leader and MLA for Fredericton South David Coon and federal Green Party leader and MP for Saanich—Gulf Islands Elizabeth May are calling on the federal government to provide additional healthcare funding to New Brunswick and the other Atlantic provinces to reflect their unique demographics, while maintaining a commitment to publicly provided and managed healthcare.
Green MLA tables legislation to ban the use of replacement workers during strikes
Posted by Marie-Christine Allard · November 25, 2022 10:03 AM
Fredericton – Kevin Arseneau, MLA for Kent-North, tabled An Act to Amend the Industrial Relations Act today in the Legislative Assembly. The bill aims to ban the use of replacement workers during a strike or lockout and is modelled after legislation in British Columbia.
“Banning scab workers would be a concrete way of showing support to the province’s workers,” says Arseneau. “The use of replacement workers decreases the bargaining power for unionized workers and is contrary to the principle of good-faith negotiations.”
Green Party Leader Presents Motion Calling for Windfall Oil Profit Tax
Posted by Marie-Christine Allard · November 17, 2022 9:55 AM
FREDERICTON – Green Party leader and MLA for Fredericton South David Coon has tabled a motion in the Legislative Assembly requesting Premier Higgs call for the federal government to initiate a windfall oil profit tax in Canada, with the revenues returned to Canadians who need the help the most.
“New Brunswickers are really struggling with the rising costs of living, including gas, food and home heating,” said Coon. “Since this is outside of provincial jurisdiction, I am calling on Premier Higgs to lead a charge to push the federal government to institute a windfall profit tax and return the revenues to people who are struggling.”
Green Party Leader Presents Motion Calling for Expansion of Heat Pump Program
Posted by Marie-Christine Allard · November 16, 2022 9:51 AM
FREDERICTON – Green Party leader and MLA for Fredericton South David Coon has tabled a motion in the Legislative Assembly that calls on the government to extend the Enhanced Energy Savings Program to provide upfront assistance to help New Brunswickers who heat with oil and gas convert to a heat pump system.
“A program that would help New Brunswickers replace their oil or gas furnace with a heat pump would be a win-win,” said Coon. “Heat pumps are more efficient and cheaper to run, both reducing our carbon emissions and saving New Brunswickers on the high cost of filling up their oil tanks.”
Green Caucus updates critic roles for 2nd session of 60th Legislature
Posted by Marie-Christine Allard · October 20, 2022 9:48 AM
FREDERICTON – As MLAs return next week for the second session of the 60th Legislative Assembly, Green Party leader and MLA for Fredericton South David Coon has announced updated critic roles for himself and fellow Green Caucus MLAs Kevin Arseneau (MLA for Kent North) and Megan Mitton (MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar).
“Our caucus is eager to get back to work in the Legislative Assembly to push for practical solutions to New Brunswick’s most pressing challenges,” said Coon. “Given the multiple crises that New Brunswick faces in affordability, housing, healthcare and climate change, there is lots of work to be done.”
Green Party Leader Statement on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Posted by Marie-Christine Allard · September 29, 2022 11:46 AM
FREDERICTON – Ahead of the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Green Party leader and MLA for Fredericton South David Coon, says he hopes New Brunswickers will take this significant opportunity to learn about the history and legacy of residential schools.
“Truth and Reconciliation Day is a time to remember the cultural genocide perpetrated on Indigenous people in Canada by the Indian Residential School system,” said Coon. “It is a significant opportunity for all New Brunswickers to learn about the history and legacy of residential schools, while honouring survivors, their families and communities.”
Premier’s Complacency on the Climate Crisis Must End
Posted by Marie-Christine Allard · September 29, 2022 9:42 AM
FREDERICTON – Green Party leader David Coon says that the impacts of post-tropical storm Fiona illustrate how unprepared New Brunswick is to protect coastal residents from storm surges and coastal flooding.
“For a province with 5,500 kilometres of coastline, I was incredulous to discover that the Premier’s new climate plan says nothing about protecting coastal communities from storm surges and coastal flooding,” said Coon. “It’s not a question of if New Brunswick gets hit by another major storm, but when? The Premier needed to infuse his new climate plan with a sense of urgency.”
New climate plan requires Premier’s urgent leadership to be successful
Posted by Marie-Christine Allard · September 22, 2022 10:39 AM
FREDERICTON –Green Party leader and MLA for Fredericton South David Coon says that the success of the provincial government’s new Climate Action Plan will be dependent upon Premier Higgs’ willingness to quickly implement its key measures.
“Since the last Climate Action Plan was released, we have seen five years of dithering by Premiers Gallant and Higgs,” said Coon. “They both refused to take any leadership, such as creating a cabinet committee chaired by the Premier to lead the government’s response. Frankly, I see no indication in the report that Premier Higgs will act urgently to implement this report’s key recommendations either.”