03 JULY 2014
The Green Party of Canada’s 2014 Convention will be held in Fredericton at the University of New Brunswick, July 18-20.
“We’re really looking forward to welcoming Greens from across Canada to our beautiful city this summer,” said Burt Folkins, CEO of the federal party's Fredericton riding association; the local hosts for the event.
30 JUNE 2014
Fredericton - Today at a news conference in Fredericton, Green Party leader David Coon presented the co-chairs of the party's election campaign. They are Marilyn Merritt-Gray of Kars and Kevin Arseneau of Ste Rosette-de-Robertville.
"I am honoured to have Marilyn and Kevin agree to co-chair the Green Party's election campaign, said Green Party leader David Coon. "Together, they are a formidable team, bringing tremendous experience and passion to what will be an historic campaign. New Brunswickers have a real choice this time, to vote for party that is guided by clear principles, that looks forward and not back, and thinks long-term in finding solutions to the challenges faced by our province," said Coon.
25 JUNE 2014
Documents released by the courts to Green Party leader David Coon reveal that the New Brunswick and federal governments will lose corporate tax revenue as a result of J.D. Irving's promised investments in it operations.
"This is not a question of the big forestry companies getting a free ride - we're being taken for a ride," said Green Party leader David Coon.
20 JUNE 2014
Consulting studies done for the provincial Department of Finance paint a very different picture about the value of natural gas revenues to the public purse than that claimed by the Alward government.
After eighteen months and one court appearance under the Right to Information Act, Green Party leader David Coon obtained four consulting studies on the implications of changes to the natural gas royalty system in New Brunswick.
16 JUNE 2014
Memramcook, NB – June 12, 2014 – Megan Mitton was chosen as the Green Party candidate for the riding of Memramcook-Tantramar at the nomination meeting on June 9, 2014. Green Party Leader David Coon was the special guest. Green Party members voted unanimously to nominate Ms. Mitton as their candidate for the upcoming provincial election.
After being nominated, Ms. Mitton addressed the community members that filled the Café at Belliveau Orchard in Pré-d’en-Haut. “It has become clear to me that New Brunswick is as a crossroads,” said Mitton. “This election is a chance for New Brunswickers to vote for something different, rather than more of the same.”
New Brunswick's Crown Forests: A Priceless Trust - Betrayed
My deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the slain RCMP officers: Dave Ross, Fabrice Gevaudon, and Douglas Larche . All New Brunswickers, all Canadians, stand with you in your grief and your terrible losses.
02 JUNE 2014
Not only has the Alward government shirked its moral obligation to take action on climate change, but it has failed to seize the economic opportunities that come with breaking our addiction to fossil fuels according to Green Party Leader David Coon.
"This is a vacuous plan that contains no action, but instead chooses to sustain the unsustainable," said Green Party leader David Coon.
"To cut emissions in the short-term, the Green Party would target our biggest carbon polluters, the Irving Oil refinery and the coal-fired power plant in Belledune, with legally binding limits on their carbon pollution using the Clean Air Act," said Coon.Continue reading
30 MAY 2014
Sackville, NB, May 30, 2014 - Megan Mitton has announced that she will seek the Green Party nomination in the Memramcook-Tantramar riding. Ms. Mitton works as an environmental educator in Sackville. She is passionate about building a green economy that to provide sustainable jobs, energy and food for resilient communities. . Ms. Mitton is committed to creating a just society and a diverse economy that supports all New Brunswickers.
Megan Mitton was born and raised in Sackville, New Brunswick where she graduated in French Immersion from Tantramar Regional High School. She furthered her educational experiences by completing an International Rotary Youth Exchange in Japan, and then earning a Bachelor of Arts, with Honours in International Development Studies and Political Science from McGill University. Ms. Mitton and her husband, Steve Geier, lived in and worked in California following graduation but decided to return to New Brunswick, to live in their hometown of Sackville.
12 MAY 2014
Garth Farquhar has been chosen as the Green Party candidate for the riding of Carleton-Victoria. Mr. Farquhar owns and operates Tobique Log Homes, which he founded in 1984. Since 2010, he has managed a farm and woodlot that has been in his family for 138 years. Farquhar lives in Upper Kintore with his wife Jackie. They have four daughters and five grandchildren. He was born in Perth.
A graduate of Victoria Regional High School, Mr. Farquhar earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Business Administration from UNB.Continue reading