Category Archives: Green Economy

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Real Change Means System Change

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We need to build compassion back into our public services. To be clear, I’m talking about the system, not the people who work in it. Some months ago, I attended a forum about youth in care, which brought together youth, whose guardian is effectively the Minister of Social Development, with social workers who work in the system. At one point, […]

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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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