Category Archives: Green Economy

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Fixing the Economy, Starts Here at Home

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In my last commentary, I wrote about the priority the Green Party places on increasing the local production of goods and services to replace imports, as a means to create work and lasting prosperity right here at home. This Monday, two important studies were released which illustrate the potential of import replacement as an effectives strategy for economic development. New […]

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Sparking Economic Development by Substituting Local Production for Imports

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When we hear the old-time political parties arguing about the economy, it seems to have precious little to do with the economy in which we participate every day. Think of the locally-owned hardware store, pharmacy, child care centre, farmers’ market, grocery store, gym, barber, hairdresser, taxi service, brew pub, appliance repair service, restaurant, theatre, or art gallery. All of these […]

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It’s Time for Better Recycling Services

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In response to the frequent concern about recycling expressed by constituents and participants in his Community Gatherings, David has been pushing the government to develop a provincial waste reduction strategy. David isn’t the only one pushing for better recycling. Students in STU’s Capstone seminar on Human Rights took on recycling as a human rights issue and lobbied the city to […]

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Green party leader’s Energy Security Act to receive second reading

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Fredericton –Green Party leader David Coon’s bill to create jobs in upgrading the energy efficiency of homes and transitioning to clean, green renewable energy will be debated at second reading in the Legislature on Thursday. “If the Green Energy Security Act is adopted, our hardware stores and building centres will be buzzing with business, and our carpenters and electricians will […]

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Green Party Leaders Response to the Budget Speech

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Nine point six billion dollars is what government intends to spend to serve the people of our province. Despite $165 million in additional revenue over what was received this past year, this budget will drive our deficit back up to $189 million by spending $235 million more than last year. After three years of effort to balance the books, this […]

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New Brunswick could be the first province in Canada to grow a truly green economy

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We have a golden opportunity to be the first province in Canada to grow a truly green economy. Energy efficient and fueled by green energy where the energy bills and carbon footprints of our homes and businesses will be modest, but the opportunities will be ample. It’s no time to be timid. The green energy transition is a societal project […]

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No Transparency Around the Canada-New Brunswick Low Carbon Economy Agreement

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M. Coon : En juin dernier, le gouvernement fédéral annonçait à son tour que le Nouveau- Brunswick recevrait 51 millions de dollars du Fonds pour une économie à faibles émissions de carbone, afin de réduire la dépendance aux combustibles fossiles. Six mois plus tard, la population du Nouveau-Brunswick n’a encore aucun détail au sujet de cette entente bilatérale avec Ottawa. […]

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