Fredericton – Today David Coon, leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South introduced the party’s new Deputy Leaders, Marilyn Merritt-Gray and Denis Boulet. Merritt-Gray is the Green Party’s candidate for Gagetown-Petitcodiac, while Boulet will be running in Madawaska les Lacs-Edmundston.
“My deputy leaders will help me, and all our candidates, ensure that New Brunswickers know that a caucus of Green MLAs will bring renewal to our province, by producing a minority government,” said Coon. “A minority government will be a more effective government because it will require collaboration among the parties to better serve the people of our province. We can’t afford another majority government where the Premier wields power for political ends, at the expense of us all.”
“Marilyn and Denis are strong leaders, who will bring important perspectives from rural and small town New Brunswick , as we prepare for the 2018 election. It’s very important to me to have a youth and woman’s perspective, representing both our linguistic communities, integrated into the leadership of our party,” said Coon.
Marilyn Merritt-Gray lives with her family in Kars on Belleisle Bay. She has spent her career as a nurse in mental health, women’s wellness, rural health service delivery and community development.
Denis Boulet is from Connors in Haut-Madawaska. He currently works on the family Christmas tree farm. Denis has been active in his community, promoting local history and museums.