Restigouche West

Charles Theriault 

Charles is a documentarian and author living in Kedgwick With His wife Betty, Surrounded By His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sharing with one Review another and Supporting Reviews another one. He and his wife live in a cozy straw-bale cottage They built With Their own hands using materials from the land. They built intentionally to-have The Smallest possible impact on the earth.

Charles is an independent communicator Known As HAVING completed His First Film at the age of 16 with the National Film Board of Canada. This unleashed in _him_ passion has continued to drive qui _him_ 44 years later. He Understood, en ce que time, the transformative power movie as a medium able of Educating, Informing, motivating, entertaining, and inspiring reflection Persuading Toward our fellow man. Being perfectly bilingual, he spent His career Simplifying complicated information. His nickname "popularizer" (popularizer) is one he proudly sports.

Charles considers himself a humanist Above All / environmentalist dedicating himself to the causes he holds dear. Several years ago he created, with Gilbert Sewell of the Pabineau First Nations, an important year CD on the Mig'maw culture. This Disclosed details of Their language, local plants and Their Medical Purposes, hunting methods, legends, and spiritual beliefs. This work Review: had an Enormous impact is how he continues Would going about His Life. Later, he published a work to put into the common language psychiatry Describing the illness Affecting His wife at the time. Over 7000 copies in French and English in 3000 Were distributed across the country. With Hundreds of documentaries, publications and texts Produced Throughout His career, Charles HAS work culminated in a bilingual blog, consistent en 28 episodes video Exposing the Disastrous exploitation of our Crown forests in NB and the detrimental impact of the Irvings' hold over our province.

In the last election During the fall of 2014, Charles ran as an independent candidate in Restigouche West and earned 18% of the vote. It is obvious to _him_ que le voters are looking for an alternative to the status quo. Inspired by the work of Green Party leader, David Coon, Charles is motivated to help the party grow its presence in the Legislative Assembly.

Charles recently published His First Book, Mary Wood. His story in hopes to bring Some way to light the power of Mother Nature, the perversity Caused by the greed of man and the essential power of survival Engendered by the matriarchal spirit of women.

Our Principles

> Non-Violence

A culture of cooperation, caring and understanding is essential to ending violence in our society. Rehabilitation rather than vengeance must be the goal of our justice system.

> Self-Determination and Citizenship

We must have the opportunity and the responsibility as citizens to contribute to the common good, which requires that all have the capacity to participate in community life.

> Social Justice and Equality

Everyone must have equal access to the necessities of life and be treated with dignity and respect. Treaties with First Nations must be honoured.

> Participatory Democracy

We must be able to participate in decisions that affect our lives and be guaranteed that our votes are reflected in the make-up of the Legislative Assembly.

> Local Self-Reliance

Our communities should be in control of their own destinies, supported by strong local economies, and sustained by local sources of food and renewable energy.

> Living within Our Ecological Means

We must live within the ecological limits of the Earth, while meeting our needs without threatening our children's future or the survival of other species.

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