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  • June 2021 Newsletter

    This month’s headlines:

    • Our Green MLAs in action
    • UN World Environment Days in June
    • Volunteer opportunities
    • Green Party news from around the world
    • COVID-19 information

    Our Green MLAs in action

    May was another busy month for David, Megan and Kevin. Housing is a concern across New Brunswick, with our Green MLAs supporting constituents facing difficulties securing affordable, safe and secure housing for their families.

    After the Legislative Assembly resumed sitting on May 11, all Green MLAs continued to advocate for changes in housing legislation. The Greens want rent control in New Brunswick. On May 20, David brought his bill 18 to Amend the Residential Tenancies Act for debate (second reading). 

    When introducing bill 18, David noted that New Brunswick renters have fewer legal protections than renters in other provinces. He said the Residential Tenancies Act requires a comprehensive overview, a major project beyond the means of the Greens that should properly be a government responsibility. David’s bill 18 is meant to address the most critical problems by providing legal authority to the government to limit rent increases in New Brunswick. Further debate on bill 18, and a vote, will happen on June 3.

    Green Caucus media releases in May

    Green Party Bill to Protect Tenants Reaches Second Reading Debate

    Rental review shows it is imperative for government to modernize Residential Tenancies Act

    Arseneau says reversal of regulations on stamped lumber is great news for New Brunswickers

    Green interventions in the Legislature

    Did you know that most of the speeches by Green MLAs in the Legislative Assembly are archived on the Green Caucus YouTube channel? You can view them all HERE. Here’s a selection from May:

    David - Paid sick leave
    David- Tenants rights

    Kevin - Tax Havens (FR)
    Kevin- Forestry (FR)

    Megan - Neurological disease
    Megan - Nursing shortage

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