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  • Creating Green Jobs and Growing Local Enterprise

    Posted by · August 24, 2014 12:00 PM

    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

    Posted by · August 21, 2014 12:00 PM

    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

    Posted by · August 18, 2014 12:00 PM

    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

    Posted by · August 08, 2014 12:00 PM

    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

    Posted by · July 28, 2014 12:00 PM

    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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  • Green Party to Hold National Convention in Fredericton

    Posted by · July 03, 2014 12:00 PM

    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.

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  • Green Party Announces Election Campaign Co-Chairs

    Posted by · June 30, 2014 12:00 PM

     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.

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  • Documents Reveal Industrial Forestry Sector a Drain on Public Finances

    Posted by · June 25, 2014 12:00 PM

    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.

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  • Released Documents Confirm Natural Gas Giveaway

    Posted by · June 20, 2014 12:00 PM

    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. 


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  • Megan Mitton chosen as Green Party candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar

    Posted by · June 16, 2014 12:00 PM

    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.”

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