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Amanda lives with her partner, Ryan, along the beautiful Naskwaak River in Taymouth.  Having grown up in Alberta, studied, worked and traveled around the globe, she chose to make New Brunswick her permanent home in 2012.  In 2017, she moved from Fredericton to Taymouth, to pursue her passion for growing food and building a life of rural self-sufficiency.

A graduate of St. Thomas University, Amanda completed her Master’s in Natural Resources and Peace from the University for Peace in Costa Rica.  Having worked in international development, she quickly learned that she could make the most meaningful global impact by shaping policies here in Canada.  Nearly three years working for the National Farmers Union in NB has given Amanda the opportunity to travel to all corners of this province, to hear first-hand from some of the province’s hardest-working folks and to get a good sense of our local, provincial, and regional food systems.  She believes in a resilient food system that ensures everyone eats, that our farmers make a fair living, and that the available and relatively affordable agricultural land in NB is fully utilized.

As a New Brunswicker by choice, Amanda sees many opportunities for this beautiful province and is excited to bring forth positive change.

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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