Green Party of New Brunswick
Green Party Leader David Coon Sworn in to NB Legislative Assembly
An Historic Moment -
Election Night Speech
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.
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.