New Brunswick Election 2020: what to ask your local candidates

New Brunswickers cast their ballot in a general election on Monday, Sept. 14. Here are some questions to help you find out where your local candidates stand on critical issues.

Things will be different this election. Candidates won’t be knocking on your door. Reach out to them instead. Here’s a list of confirmed candidates in New Brunswick’s 49 electoral ridings. We’ve taken every measure to ensure this list is accurate, but you may also want to check Election NB’s list.

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What should you ask candidates who want your vote?

Click on the tab below to see questions related to each topic.

Will you commit to enacting an inquiry into systemic racism in New Brunswick as called for by Indigenous leadership?

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Will you commit to developing a new Crown Land and Forests Act that works for all New Brunswickers, creates well paying jobs, is fair for private woodlot owners, protects water and nature, and keeps people working, hunting, fishing and enjoying the woods for years to come?

Will you commit to ending the old-fashioned and unnecessary practice of spraying glyphosate-based herbicides in large tree plantations on Crown land?

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Will you commit to protecting at least 10 per cent of land and water in New Brunswick by 2020, including increases to buffer zones along our rivers and streams, and protecting drinking water, watersheds and wetlands in our Crown forest?

If elected, what will your party do to ensure the full implementation of the 2018 water protection strategy, including a new Watershed Protection Act and a coastal protection regulation?

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Will you commit to:

    • building an affordable, reliable, renewable electricity system, including coal phase out, by 2030?
    • aggressive investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy that will create good paying jobs for tradespeople in New Brunswick?
    • developing a program for homeowners for home renewable energy, such as solar power?

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Will you commit to full EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) and robust public consultation on any new, proposed salmon farm or significant change to existing salmon aquaculture sites? Learn more about why this matters.

What specific actions will your government take to protect coastal habitats under increasing development pressures and threat from the effects of climate change and extreme weather? Learn more about why this matters.

Will you protect our ocean, parks, rivers and lakes by committing to banning single-use plastic bags in New Brunswick? Learn more about why this matters.

Get in touch with candidates in your riding!

Click here for a list of confirmed candidates in each of New Brunswick’s 49 electoral ridings. We will update this list as new candidates are announced.