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  • Green Party Leader Releases Fair Share Forestry Plan

    Posted by · September 08, 2014 12:00 PM

    08 SEPTEMBER 2014

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  • David Coon on Job Creation

    Posted by · September 07, 2014 12:00 PM

    07 SEPTEMBER 2014

     

  • Top Heavy Media Ownership in New Brunswick Erodes Democracy

    Posted by · September 06, 2014 12:00 PM

    06 SEPTEMBER 2014

    Green Party Leader David Coon is calling for an end to the concentration of corporate print media ownership in the province.

    “The concentration of newspaper ownership in New Brunswick undermines our democracy,” Coon said. 

    All of the English language newspapers in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John are owned by the Irvings, along with all but two of the province’s English and French language weeklies. 

    The Green Party proposes to legislate a 40 per cent cap on the concentration of corporate print media ownership. 

    It also calls for the elimination of the ownership of media by corporations with significant non-media interests in New Brunswick.

  • Green Party Announces Plan to Fight Poverty in New Brunswick

    Posted by · September 04, 2014 12:00 PM

    04 SEPTEMBER 2014

    (Saint John) Green Leader David Coon unveiled his party's anti-poverty platform today with the Green Party's Saint John Harbour candidate outside the West Side Food Bank at the Carleton Community Centre.

    "It is unacceptable that we have 11,000 children and their families living in poverty on social assistance. Here in Saint John we have the highest poverty rate in all of Canada, tied only with Toronto. And across New Brunswick we have 24,000 people working at full-time jobs paid a minimum wage which keeps them in poverty. Today, we are announcing measures to put more money into the hands of the poor, so they can afford to live in dignity and provide for their children," said Coon. "And we are going to pay for it by ensuring corporations pay their fair share of income tax to generate $64 million in new revenue," he said.

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  • Green Party Platform Focused on Jobs, Democracy and Families

    Posted by · September 03, 2014 12:00 PM


    03 SEPTEMBER 2014

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  • Green Party fields candidates in 94 per cent of ridings

    Posted by · September 02, 2014 12:00 PM

    02 SEPTEMBER 2014

    (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

    Posted by · September 02, 2014 12:00 PM

    02 SEPTEMBER 2014

    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

    Posted by · August 27, 2014 12:00 PM

    27 AUGUST 2014

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  • Green jobs better than old model of economic development

    Posted by · August 25, 2014 12:00 PM

    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

    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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