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Council news: Mitton resigns her seat opening way for by-election in May; Sackville won’t enact a tall grass bylaw

Megan Mitton has formally resigned her seat on Sackville Town Council to pursue a new career as the Green Party member of the legislature for Memramcook-Tantramar. In a letter read at the October 9th council meeting by Councillor Andrew Black, … Continue reading

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Green candidate Megan Mitton wins 11 vote squeaker in Memramcook-Tantramar

Green Party candidate Megan Mitton told a roomful of supporters in Sackville Monday night that she would probably cry during her victory speech. “So get ready for some tears,” she warned just minutes after Elections New Brunswick officially declared her … Continue reading

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David Suzuki to NB youth: stand up, demand change, vote Green

The long-time host of the CBC science program Nature of Things received a big round of applause Friday as he walked into a meeting room at the Chateau Moncton hotel. Nine Green Party candidates, party leader David Coon and a number of … Continue reading

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NB election: Greens promise sweeping changes to fix health care ‘crisis’

New Brunswick’s Green Party leader is promising a revamped provincial health care system that would include improved mental health services, 40 new nurse practitioners, midwifery services in every region and eight new community health centres. David Coon says the changes … Continue reading

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NB Green Party targets Memramcook-Tantramar for election breakthrough

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May helped raise $22,300 in campaign pledges Tuesday evening for provincial Green candidate Megan Mitton during a rally in downtown Sackville that attracted about 200 people. May conducted what she called a “Dutch auction” starting … Continue reading

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No one’s running the province, N.B. Green leader tells Sackville campaign rally

New Brunswick Green Party leader David Coon says serving in the provincial legislature is like taking a cruise and getting an opportunity to go up on the bridge to see who’s steering the boat, only to find it empty and “discovering … Continue reading

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Deputy Green leader says Mitton can win riding, just as Bob Hall did in ’82

The deputy leader of the Green Party of Canada says Memramcook-Tantramar is ready for a big change in September’s provincial election. “I see this as a riding to win,” Jo-Ann Roberts told about 30 people today at the Sackville Commons. … Continue reading

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Mitton says Medavie deal pushed her back into provincial politics as local Green Party candidate

Sackville Town Councillor Megan Mitton says that after her father died of pancreatic cancer last year, she felt too exhausted to contemplate running again for the Green Party in this fall’s provincial election. “I said, ‘no, I’m not interested in … Continue reading

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N.B. Green Party leader calls on province to reduce poverty, boost incomes in light of latest StatsCan figures

New Brunswick’s Green Party leader says the province needs to take steps to raise incomes after Statistics Canada released figures showing the province has the lowest household median income in the country. David Coon says New Brunswick should adopt measures … Continue reading

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Green Party resolutions take aim at the Irvings

Members of the New Brunswick Green Party passed policy resolutions at their annual general meeting in Sackville on Saturday aimed at reducing what the party calls “undue corporate influence on the New Brunswick government.” The resolutions deal with political lobbying, … Continue reading

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Klein blasts governments for cutting ‘green’ jobs

The headline on the front page of today’s Moncton Times&Transcript about the province cutting teachers aptly illustrates Naomi Klein’s message last month at Mount Allison University. “We are calling for a wave of new investment in the low-carbon workforce that is … Continue reading

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