• Green Party would establish community health centres throughout the province

    Posted by · June 29, 2010 12:00 PM

    29 JUNE 2010

    At its policy meeting in Moncton last Saturday, the New Brunswick Green Party adopted a suite of health-related policies, including the establishment throughout the province of collaborative care clinics as the most effective method of providing health care services to all New Brunswickers.

    The health policy was authored by Green Party Health Critic and nominated candidate in Fredericton-Silverwood Jim Wolstenholme. Wolstenholme was the Assistant Deputy Minister of Health in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan and CEO of the Miramichi Health Authority. The policy reflects the recommendations of the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s model of a patient-centered “medical home” that provides collaborative, accessible and lifelong care to people.

    Read more

  • NBGP Takes on Property Taxes

    Posted by · April 22, 2010 12:00 PM

    22 APRIL 2010

    Fredericton:  Green Party leader Jack MacDougall revealed today that property tax issues are going to be an important piece of that party’s election platform.

    “This form of taxation is unjust in many ways.  While we recognize it the primary source of revenue for municipalities, this cannot excuse its basic unfairness.”

    With property tax bills arriving in people’s mailboxes last year, the problem of soaring assessments unconnected to any property improvements is receiving a lot of public attention.  MacDougall says the process of assessment has to change.

    Read more

  • Budget undermines equality, communities and the environment

    Posted by · March 18, 2009 12:00 PM

    18 MARCH 2009

    The provincial budget received a failing grade from New Brunswick’s newest political party, the Greens.  According to party president Janice Harvey, it will take the province in exactly the opposite direction from that set by the party’s Charter of Principles, which includes a commitment to equality, social justice and ecological sustainability.

    Read more