World Water Day - Journée mondiale de l'Eau

22 MARCH 2016


World Water Day - Highlights from Press Conference about Water Strategy

New Brunswick is truly a water province, with our beautiful rivers and plentiful wetlands, surrounded by ocean waters on three coasts. All the same, we lack legally-binding water quality standards to protect our waters from pollution. We need to Stand Up for clean water. It’s our responsibility – to our children and our grandchildren.

The provincial government is developing a water strategy for our province, to which I urge all New Brunswickers to contribute. At the same time, we need to build a new green economy that is respectful of water.

Oil and water don’t mix. Making the transition to green energy not only will shrink our carbon footprint, but it will safeguard our water too. I’m asking you today to let the Premier know that is time to build a new green economy that respects both our water and our climate.

I’m also asking you to join the Green Party of NB and to support me.

David Coon, Green Party Leader and MLA for Fredericton South

Our Principles

>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.

> Active Citizenship

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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