When David asked the Minister of Environment and Local Government if he had signed permits for glyphosate spraying for this year, he would neither confirm nor deny.
David pointed out that the Premier is ignoring our health crisis, inexplicably aligning himself with right-wing premiers from central and western Canada, all because he is completely preoccupied by Alberta oil. Our premier should instead be focusing on working with the Atlantic premiers to fight for health care funding from Ottawa.
Kevin pointed out the irony of the Minister of Education talking about the importance of trusting science where vaccines are concerned, yet he does not show the same level of indignation about the science of climate change.
In defense of the students at Université de Moncton Kevin argued that we should be reducing the tax burden on young people, not serving the interests of bankers.
Kevin pointed out that when it comes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, it seems the Higgs government continues to work for large corporations rather than New Brunswickers. While citizens will be taxed on 100% of their emissions, corporations will be taxed on less than 1%.
Megan questioned why the premier hasn’t implemented his climate change promises from the Throne speech and challenged him to listen to the climate scientists, not big oil executives.
Megan has been frustrated by government inaction and spoke about how government after government is just shifting deckchairs on the Titanic. Then in response to a display of yelling by government and opposition members on Thursday, Megan had this to say about setting an example for New Brunswickers.
These are only some of the highlights from the week. For more, find David, Kevin, & Megan on social media or see all the videos on our YouTube Channel: Green Caucus Vert. You may also view our voting record here.