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.
Leader's Video Blog
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.
Everyone must have equal access to the necessities of life and be treated with dignity and respect. Treaties with First Nations must be honoured.
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.
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.
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.
Green Party of New Brunswick
“I’m incredibly saddened with this government’s decision,” said David Coon, MLA Fredericton South, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and sponsor of the bill. “This government has favoured industry over reclaiming its authority for managing Crown Lands and its ability to uphold its treaty obligations to First Nations.”
Despite widespread support for the bill from across the province, Coon was the only MLA to vote in favour of Bill 13.
“This bill will go no further, but we will not give up,” said Coon. “I will continue to stand up in defense of the forests, the people that depend on them for their livelihood and the indigenous peoples that never surrendered their title over them.”