Cardy says New Brunswickers can’t trust Liberals and Conservatives on the environment

FREDERICTON – NDP Leader Dominic Cardy says the Ombudsman’s report on the 2002 Water Classification Regulation law shows why New Brunswick cannot trust the Liberals and Conservatives to protect our environment or to make responsible decisions about resource development.

“The Provincial Ombudsman’s findings show the disregard consecutive Liberal and Conservative governments have had for protecting New Brunswick’s water systems,” Cardy said. “For twelve years the old parties have refused to protect water systems and now they are asking the public to trust them with projects like shale gas and the backroom forestry deal.”

“New Brunswick deserves better. That is why the new NDP would put all natural resource projects through our two test policy to determine safety and profitability before granting final approval. The new NDP will create an independent Environmental Protection Agency to oversee this process which will be free from political and ministerial interference allowing our regulatory laws and regulations to work,” Cardy said. “We cannot trust the Liberals and Conservatives to protect our environment or our economy.”