September 2021 Newsletter

Headlines this month:

  • Labour Day
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Leader’s Summer Tour
  • Megan Mitton is Hiring
  • The Green Caucus is Hiring
  • Federal Election 2021
  • COVID-19

Happy Labour Day!

On Monday, September 6th the Green Party recognizes and proudly stands in solidarity with the workers of New Brunswick.

We Support CUPE:

Premier Higgs was given until Labour day to fix recruitment and retention issues and bring fair wages to front-line workers of New Brunswick. On the 6th of September, if nothing has changed CUPE members will have to take province-wide coordinated action. Read more HERE

This summer, David Coon called on the Higgs government to negotiate in good faith and think about the consequences of the current strategy. Nothing has changed since.

Read more HERE (French article only)

On August 28th, David and Megan joined the walk to appreciate and celebrate the importance of frontline workers - organized by CUPE:

New – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th

 “The road to reconciliation is long, but it begins with small steps.” – Chief Allan Polchies, Saint Mary’s First Nation

Orange Shirt Day on September 30th is now also a statutory holiday in Canada for Federally regulated workplaces. This new National statutory holiday is in response to the 80th call to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:

“We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.”

The Green Party of New Brunswick will continue to support and push for reconciliation.

In the News:

  • David supports Chief Polchies in restoring the St. John River name to Wolastoq:

Read More HERE (English article only)

  • David questions how much engagement is taking place with Indigenous leaders in the absence of the working group on reconciliation in New Brunswick:

Read More HERE (English article only)


Leader’s Summer Tour

David continued on his summer tour meeting with Greens and community leaders in Caraquet, Shippagan, and Miramichi.

Follow us HERE on Facebook to find out more updates.

Megan Mitton is Hiring a Constituency Coordinator

Are you passionate about helping others? Are you looking for a dynamic job?

For more information, to apply or share click HERE

 The Office of the Green Caucus is Hiring a Communications Coordinator

Join David, Megan, and Kevin at the Legislature to ensure that New Brunswickers know about the important work they are doing!

For more information, to apply or share - click HERE

Federal Election 2021

Although the Green Party of New Brunswick and the Green Party of Canada are two distinct organizations, we are part of the same Green political movement. We wish all the best to the Green Party of Canada candidates.

To find your local Federal Green Party Candidate, please click HERE

  “I know some of you are actively engaged in working to get your local Green candidate elected to Parliament. Thank you. That is exactly what I am doing too.  The strength of the Green vote in New Brunswick in the 2019 federal election startled the old parties.  In response, they launched initiatives to undermine our momentum.  Let’s send a strong message to all Canadians on September 20th, that we vote for our values, and that those values are embodied by the Green Party. There are excellent local Green candidates.  Please lend them your support.” – David Coon, Leader, Green Party of New Brunswick


With cases rising, David calls on Premier Higgs to re-institute isolation requirements for unvaccinated travelers - Read the media release HERE

In the News:

  • N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Higgs willing to make vaccination mandatory for public employees 

Read more HERE

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