As NB heads into a general election, we want to know: what will local candidates do to uphold the commitments made with regards to conservation?
We posed three questions to all candidates in the Fredericton North, Fredericton York and Fredericton Grand Lake ridings (the Nashwaak Watershed crosses through each of these political ridings).
1. What will you do to increase New Brunswick’s current 4.6% protected land for conservation to the international and national targets of 25% by 2025, and 30% by 2030?
2. What will you do to protect wetlands, buffers along streams, rivers, coastal habitats, and floodplains as well as healthy forests to protect us from flooding due to the changing climate?
3. What will you do to implement the provincial water strategy?
Special thanks to our conservation colleagues at Nature NB, CPAWS-NB and the Nature Trust of NB for developing and sharing these questions. We’d like to thank all the candidates to took the time to answer the questions that we posed. The responses are listed in the appropriate riding in the order that they were received: 2020 Election Responses