Saturday, September 6, 2014

Green Party of New Brunswick

The Green Party of New Brunswick is the New Brunswick chapter of the Green Party. Keep reading for more revelations of similar magnitude. I feel it's important to point this out as the history of the NB Greens is quite limited, so I will be examining the world Green movement for historical information.

The party's plans seem rather left-wing, including a carbon tax, higher taxes on the rich, and lower taxes on the poor. Given the NDP's commitment to running on a more moderate message, trying to appeal to middle class voters, the Greens take the spot as the most left-wing party in the election.

The party's platform makes clear the party is taking a more traditional "Green Party" stance, and not the Green-Capitalist stance recently taken by the Federal Greens, and Greens in provinces like Ontario and BC.

The modern Green movement had it's foundation start in the 1960's. During the early 1970's the first buds of the movement sprung up.

Starting after this, and into the early 1980's, the Greens had many defining moments that helped the worldwide movement come together.

One key incident was the 1981 Tasmanian referendum on damming the Gordon River. Another key Green movement existed in Germany, and perhaps unexpectedly, in the USA, with the anti-nuclear movement and rallying around the blue marble photo as a symbol of our need to protect the Earth.

The New Brunswick party was founded in 2008, and ran in the 2010 election. In that election the party ran a nearly a full slate (missing only 6) and managed near 5% of the vote.

The Greens have only a few ridings they could win even at unrealistic levels of support.

The only riding the Greens have a shot in is that of their leader, David Coon, in Fredericton South. The party seems to have a focus on this, at least to what I can gather.

The most up-to-date Electo(non)Matic can be found here:
I apologize for being a bit delayed in these postings. I've done the work needed to ensure that no further delays should take place. Of course there can always be unexpected problems, like a candidate being suspended, but I've done up what I can in advance.

Tomorrow, the New Brunswick NDP and it's charismatic leader.


  1. Some more pertinent information: the 2010 Greens was founded and run by a disgruntled ex-Liberal, and I suspect many ex-Liberals fell into that camp as a protest vote against Graham.

    2014's Greens are more left-wing and feature disgruntled ex-Dippers, the most prominent (so far) being 2006's NDP leader, Allison Brewer. Its very possible that the entire map for the Greens will change, reflecting their new bases of support - if I'm right, look for stronger Green results in Saint John than in Moncton like last time.

    1. That would depend on voters giving a damn. While I do expect the vote patterns to change, I don't expect them to change much. The Federal party has always had strength in Moncton, with areas like Westmorland, Albert, and Kent county seeing strength from the federal party in multiple elections.

    2. I think they will. Many 2010 voters who left the Liberals are coming back to the fold; its now the NDP's, or the PC's if you want to stretch it, turn to shed some voters. The Greens are a natural protest vote home.