Green Party fields candidates in 94 per cent of ridings


(Fredericton) A retired police officer, the past president of the NB Federation of Woodlot Owners, a psychologist, business leaders, a former NB Power manager and farmers are among the varied occupations of Green Party candidates fielded in its 2014 general election for New Brunswick.

"Our candidates are your neighbours, your friends and people you have known all your life," Green Party Leader David Coon said. "They taught your children at school helped to set up and run your local care programs, whether it was community gardens or women's services. Collectively, like the people of this province, they care deeply about its future direction. And this time they chose to run on the Green ticket."

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Green Party Has the Highest Percentage of Women Candidates Running in the Election


Fredericton) The Green Party's commitment to diversity and transparency has attracted a record number of women candidates standing for provincial office on September 22. The Greens will field 22 women candidates in 46 ridings throughout the province.

"The Green Party is proud of the fact these women, strong community leaders all, have decided to join forces with us as we try to turn the page on the old boys chapter of New Brunswick politics," said Green Party Leader David Coon.

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Creating Jobs and Business Opportunities in the Food and Agriculture Sector

27 AUGUST 2014


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Green jobs better than old model of economic development

25 AUGUST 2014

(Fredericton) "Independent research in New Brunswick and in Canada shows that every dollar invested in clean energy creates seven times as many jobs than the same investment in the oil and gas in-dustry," says Green Party Leader David Coon. "The energy efficiency sector alone has created more jobs in New Brunswick than oil and gas extraction. It's a win for our pocketbooks, a win for jobs, and a win for the environment," says the Green Party leader.

"Job creation is very important for New Brunswickers," says Coon. "I know - I am a father of two daughters. Time and time again, though, the old parties refuse to look at the real opportunities. I want to change that."

"Job one for government is to ensure we have the right tools in place to ensure local, long lasting, and rewarding jobs. That means supporting our local entrepreneurs, building more co-ops and helping communities, both rural and local, to become more self-reliant. It does not mean, like the PCs and Liberals would have you believe, that we have to put ourselves at the mercy of big oil companies from Texas or Alberta."

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Creating Green Jobs and Growing Local Enterprise

24 AUGUST 2014

(Fredericton) Green Leader David Coon released his party's position on job creation today, saying the mission of government should be to help communities and businesses create jobs for tomorrow's made-in-New Brunswick, greener economy, and not throw good money after bad by investing in industries in decline.

Coons says the new jobs are in growing our provincial food economy to supply local food, they are in replacing fossil fuel energy with local renewable energy and fuels, they are in energy efficiency and green building design and construction, they are in expanding the clean tech and information technology sectors, and they are in sustainable and innovative uses of our forest and marine resources.

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Green Party Leader Asks New Brunswickers to Imagine Change

21 AUGUST 2014

(Fredericton) Green Leader David Coon kicked off his party's campaign today in front of a large crowd of supporters and surrounded by candidates from all over the province.

Coon told the audience that imagination, ingenuity and inspiration are needed to overcome the challenges we face in New Brunswick.  He said that New Brunswickers have a clear choice between voting for failed politics and failed policies or voting for a new politics and a new greener economy, which puts people first.  

















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Wayne Dryer to Run for Greens in Saint John Harbour

18 AUGUST 2014

Saint John - At a news conference today packed with local supporters, Green Party leader David Coon announced that Wayne Dryer will be the Green Party's candidate in Saint John Harbour.

"With Wayne Dryer, the people of Saint John Harbour will have the opportunity to elect a principled and honourable MLA who will stand up for them, and for all New Brunswickers, just as Elizabeth Weir did so effectively. I am thrilled that Wayne is seeking to serve the people of Saint John Harbour, and that he is doing so as a Green Party candidate," said Coon.

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Nanos Research Poll says 31% of Canadians are considering voting Green

08 AUGUST 2014

Green Party of Canada Press Release

OTTAWA – With the strongest second quarter fundraising growth of any federal political party and a new poll from Nanos Research indicating that 31% of Canadians would consider voting for the Greens, Party Leader Elizabeth May said today that the Green Party is poised to make significant gains in the coming election.

“The fact that more Canadians, over 31%, are now considering voting for the Green Party of Canada may be one reason that we have seen such a large increase in donations,” stated Green Leader Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands.

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Rébeka Frazer-Chiasson to seek Green Party nomination in Kent North

28 JULY 2014

Rogersville, Monday July 28th, 2014 – Rébeka Frazer-Chiasson announces that she will be seeking the Green Party of New Brunswick nomination in the Kent North riding for the upcoming September 22nd provincial elections. 

« The reason I seek this nomination is that the Green Party’s presence in New Brunswick’s legislature has never been more important for the future of our province. Never before have the people had so much to say; paradoxically, never before have they been so blatantly ignored. I wish to offer my riding a viable alternative; it is my way of piecing together my farm work, the undying efforts of our local community organizations and our collective will to be part of sustainable changes. If I plan on making a living here, on this land, it is because I firmly believe that we, together, can make this region and this province one that values and respects its human and natural resources. »

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>Living within Our Ecological Means

A culture of cooperation, caring and understanding is essential to ending violence in our society. Rehabilitation rather than vengeance must be the goal of our justice system.

> Local Self-Reliance

We must have the opportunity and the responsibility as citizens to contribute to the common good, which requires that all have the capacity to participate in community life.

> Real Democracy

Everyone must have equal access to the necessities of life and be treated with dignity and respect. Treaties with First Nations must be honoured.

> Social Justice and Equality

We must be able to participate in decisions that affect our lives and be guaranteed that our votes are reflected in the make-up of the Legislative Assembly.

> Active Citizenship

Our communities should be in control of their own destinies, supported by strong local economies, and sustained by local sources of food and renewable energy.

> A Culture of Peace and Respect

We must live within the ecological limits of the Earth, while meeting our needs without threatening our children's future or the survival of other species.

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