OTTAWA – Green Party Leader Annamie Paul has issued the following statement:
“Today we learned that Jenica Atwin, Green MP for Fredericton, New Brunswick has crossed the floor to join the Liberal Party of Canada caucus.
“As confirmed at today's press conference by Ms. Atwin and Minister LeBlanc, Ms Atwin had reached out to the Liberal Party several weeks ago. While we are disappointed with Ms Atwin's decision, we accept it.
“In 2019, the constituents in the electoral district of Fredericton, N.B. made the daring and historic choice to elect a Green MP to promote progressive policies, and we continue to believe that Fredericton residents deserve a Green MP.
“While our party always seeks to cooperate and collaborate across party lines on behalf of people in Canada, significant policy differences remain between the Liberal and the Green parties on fundamental issues. Constituents of Fredericton chose a Green MP and they deserve to be offered the choice, at the earliest opportunity, to decide whether they now wish to be represented by the Liberal Party.”
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