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New Brunswick 2020 Provincial Election

The New Brunswick Election will be held Monday, September 14, 2020. Help make cancer an election issue for all parties! To find your candidate and where to vote visit Elections New Brunswick.

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on all political parties to adopt meaningful and actionable platform commitments to address significant gaps in cancer prevention and support for those living with cancer. You can encourage party leaders and local candidates across New Brunswick to make cancer a priority by supporting our recommendations.

Our priority issues

Youth Vaping / Tobacco 21 - Too many New Brunswick youth are vaping and smoking. Implement e-cigarette legislation including to restrict flavours, set maximum nicotine levels, ban sales except in adult-only specialty vape shops, taxation on e-cigarettes and an increase in the minimum legal age for access to tobacco products, including e-cigarettes to 21.

Advance Palliative Care Strategy - Expedite the implementation of the already approved and funded Palliative Care Strategy in 2018 to improve access to palliative care for the people of New Brunswick.

Questionnaire and responses from party leaders

CCS sent a questionnaire to the leaders of the main political parties. You can read each party’s response below:

New Brunswick Liberal Party                       New Brunswick NDP Party

New Brunswick PC Party                             Green Party of New Brunswick

People’s Alliance of New Brunswick

  • Send a letter to party leader

    Main Political Party Leaders 2020 New Brunswick Election

    Green Party of New Brunswick David Coon david.coon@greenpartynb.ca
    Liberal Party Kevin Vickers leader@nbliberal.ca
    New Democratic Party Mackenzie Thomason (interim leader) info@nbndp.ca
    Progressive Conservative Party Blaine Higgs blaine.higgs@pcnb.ca
    People's Alliance Kris Austin kris@peoplesalliance.ca
    Sample letter to party leader:

    Subject: Show your commitment to cancer control this election

    Dear Leader

    With nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to develop cancer in their lifetime, we need to ensure cancer issues stay top-of-mind for the party that forms the next Government of New Brunswick.

    The Canadian Cancer Society has identified two key issues that are vital to preventing cancer and supporting those living with it:

    Youth Vaping / Tobacco 21

    Too many New Brunswick youth are vaping and smoking. Increase the age to access tobacco and vaping products to 21 and implement e-cigarette legislation to restrict flavours, set maximum nicotine levels, ban sales except in adult-only specialty vape shops and taxation on e-cigarettes.

    Advance Palliative Care Strategy   

    Expedite the implementation of the already approved and funded Palliative Care Strategy in 2018 to improve access to palliative care for the people of New Brunswick.

    I strongly support the above recommendations. If implemented, they could have a significant impact in reducing the cancer burden and supporting those living with cancer and beyond.

    I am asking you to publicly support and adopt the recommendations of the Canadian Cancer Society that will help prevent cancer and improve outcomes and quality of life for people living with cancer.

    Thank you for your time. I look forward to your response.

    Sincerely,

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