Green Party of New Brunswick

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Green Party of New Brunswick
Parti vert du Nouveau-Brunswick
Active provincial party
Leader David Coon
President Filip Vanicek
Founded 2008 (2008)
Headquarters 403 Regent Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 3X6
Ideology Green
Political position Centre
Colours Green
Seats in Legislature
1 / 49
Website
www.greenpartynb.ca

The Green Party of New Brunswick (French: Parti vert du Nouveau-Brunswick) was formed in November 2008 to run in provincial elections. It is a registered Green political party in New Brunswick, Canada.[1][2] A founding convention was held on November 15, 2008, in Moncton where the membership adopted a constitution, and a charter of principles to guide the development of policies and platforms. A 12-member Executive Committee was elected.

On September 19, 2009, Jack MacDougall was acclaimed as the first nominated leader of the party. A community and political organizer, MacDougall is best known for his successful campaign to raise the money to purchase and renovate Saint John's Imperial Theatre. He is a licensed teacher in New Brunswick and stepped down as leader in September 2011. Greta Doucet served as interim leader until the leadership convention in the fall of 2012. David Coon succeeded Doucet as leader.[3]

Leaders[edit]

Electoral record[edit]

Election Leader Votes  % Seats +/– Position Government
2010 Jack MacDougall 16,943 4.6
0 / 55
Steady 0 Increase 4th Opposition
2014 David Coon 24,582 6.6
1 / 49
Increase 1 Increase 3rd Opposition

2012 leadership election[edit]

On September 22, 2012, a leadership election was held to replace Jack MacDougall. David Coon was chosen after only one ballot.[5]

Candidate Votes Percentage
David Coon 131 63%
Roy MacMulin 77 37%
TOTAL 208 '

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fox, Chris (May 20, 2008). "Green Party grows N.B. roots". Fredericton Daily Gleaner. Archived from the original on June 25, 2008. 
  2. ^ McCann, Matt (May 19, 2008). "New political party in N.B.". Saint John Telegraph-Journal. Archived from the original on May 26, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Conservationist Coon N.B.'s new Green Party leader". CBC News. September 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "MacDougall acclaimed as new N.B. Green Party leader". CBC News. September 24, 2009. 
  5. ^ "David Coon élu chef du Parti vert du Nouveau-Brunswick". L'Acadie Nouvelle (in French). September 22, 2012. 

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