Gallant says Greens should have official party status

New Brunswick Green Party leader David Coon (left) with Liberal Party leader and Premier-designate Brian Gallant. Emily Baron Cadloff/Global News

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick premier-designate Brian Gallant says he supports giving the Greens official party status in the legislature now that they’ve elected their first-ever member.

Gallant says he has met with Green Leader David Coon and believes he will contribute greatly to the debate in the house.

Gallant says he also supports the Green party receiving funding similar to what the NDP received when it last held a seat in the legislature.

Coon was elected to the riding of Fredericton South in last month’s election.

The election also saw 27 Liberals elected and 21 Progressive Conservatives.

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