Miramichi

Louann Savage

Louann Savage was born and raised in Chatham on the Miramichi. After a number of years away, she retired in 2013, returned to the Miramichi, and purchased the family home where she resides. Five out of six of Louann’s siblings live in New Brunswick. 
Louann is the daughter of Norman E. Savage (WWII Veteran and Military Medal) and Marie Savage (Veteran Nurse of WWII), who raised six children who all still passionately love our province, especially the Miramichi River area.   
     
During her working years Louann was a teacher, an employee of the Arctic Co-op, Xerox, and lastly the Events Co-ordinator at McNally Robinson Booksellers, where she organized readings and author events for every evening of the week from 1998 – 2013.
     
While away, the thirst to be back on our stunning Miramichi never left her. However, after settling in and seeing and learning what was being done here in the name of the government, she was speechless and ill. She decided she must try to help tackle the issues facing us, for our children and grandchildren. The first step was to volunteer for the Green Party.
    
We need long-term thinking here. Government money must stop being spent so unwisely. We need more community autonomy so that we can create real jobs, jobs that will provide a steady living and income for families.
  
We need to reclaim our resources – our woodlots, our mills, our rivers, our land. No more Crown Land being given away. No more spraying. The cancer rates in our province are astronomical. Our animals, fish, and plants are being poisoned and destroyed.  Our health care system is being decimated. Privatization means all for profit to the detriment of proper care for patients. Nurses need fairer deals.
The Green Party candidates are dedicated people who truly believe in working for the good of everyone.
The Green Party cares about the people, the land, the water, health care (including mental health care), jobs, and helping small business rather than corporations. They wish to give more decision-making back to the communities. They want to work with the people, have their ideas and input, not just dictate to them what was decided behind closed doors by a few. We need more debate in the Legislature. We need a change. It starts here, at home.
   
 louann.savage2@bellaliant.net

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