Green Leader tables bill to end government enforced poverty

Fredericton – On December 17, 2019 Green Party Leader and MLA for Fredericton-South, David Coon tabled a bill to amend the Family Income Security Act to combat poverty in the province. Click here to read the media release  

Green Leader tables bill to amend the Crown Lands and Forests Act

Fredericton – On November 20, 2019 Green Party Leader David Coon tabled a bill to amend the Crown Lands and Forests Act to ensure that New Brunswick mills purchase more wood from private woodlots and that the private woodlot owners are fairly compensated for the wood they produce. This bill also bans the spraying of herbicides on Crown forests.

“Successive governments have failed to implement the Auditor General’s 2015 recommendations to ensure private woodlot owners have fair access to the wood market as required by the Crown Lands and Forests Act; this bill will remedy that by requiring private wood to be purchased through the wood marketing boards and ensuring that private wood makes up a third of the wood consumed by the mills,” says David Coon.

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Passing of Jackie Webster

Official Statement from Green Party Leader on the passing of Jackie Webster

My wife, Janice Harvey, and I want to extend our heartfelt condolences to Jackie Webster’s family and many friends.  She was an inspiration to both of us.

Jackie was a well-known writer, journalist, and political commentator.  She loved politics and she loved New Brunswick.  It seemed as if she knew just about everyone and all their relations too.

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1 year !

 

It is said that good things come in threes. We couldn’t agree more. 

Today, September 24th, 2019 marks the one-year anniversary of voters sending THREE Green Party of New Brunswick candidates to the Legislature. What a huge leap forward for our party and our province.

We want to thank everyone who voted Green, who put up a lawn sign, donated or volunteered for last year’s campaigns. If you sent us good energy or spoke favourably about a Green candidate with a neighbour or friend, it was all deeply felt.  Your actions resonated—and forever changed—this province!

David, Megan, and Kevin want to thank you personally, and share with your some of the highlights from this past year with this short video.  

Our Green MLAs are working for you, for the climate and our collective future. Thank you for all your support our first year – it certainly has been exhilarating.

Sincerely,

Marco Morency,
Executive Director

 

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PS. If you want to see Leader David Coon in action at the Climate Strike and rally in Fredericton last Friday, click here for the CBC news story and video interview with David.

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Green Party of New Brunswick welcomes former NDP members to their ranks

(Fredericton, Sept. 6, 2019) - The New Brunswick Green Party is pleased to welcome former provincial New Democratic Party members to our ranks this week, including eight former provincial NDP candidates and a provincial / federal NDP organizer.  In a Declaration of Support for the Greens, they noted the party's commitment to community engagement and advocacy for real action in response to the climate crisis.

 

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Climate emergency: Greens table a motion

Greens table a motion to declare climate emergency in NB 

Fredericton – On May 7, 2019 the Green caucus tables a motion calling on the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick to declare climate emergency.

“One of the key reasons I ran for office was to tackle climate breakdown,” says Megan Mitton, MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar. “Getting this government to act on climate change is one of my priorities.  We understand the problem, we have the solutions, we need an appropriate response.  An emergency response.  Youth are demanding that we save their future.  The science is clear.  We must act now.”

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PEI Greens Make History as Official Opposition

(Fredericton, April 24, 2019) – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of NB and MLA for Fredericton-South, congratulates Peter Bevan-Baker and the other 7 Green MLAs who were elected in last night’s historic win.

“We knew the Greens would do very well yesterday.  Forming the Official Opposition for the first time in Canadian history represents a new day in Canadian politics.  As Official Opposition, the PEI Greens will be the government in waiting.  I want to congratulate Premier-elect Dennis King on his win, and extend thanks for the public service of out-going Premier Wade McLaughlin.  I have no doubt the leaders will find the necessary common ground to deliver good governance to Islanders in this new minority government.”

PEI elected 8 Greens last night, including 5 of the 6 women elected to the Legislative Assembly.  There will be a by-election within three months to fill the seat that was left vacant following the death of Green candidate Josh Underhay.

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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.

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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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