Mario Comeau was born in Montreal and moved to the Chaleur area as a child. He later spent several years in Ontario as well as in British Columbia, where he learned his skill as a certified horticulturist. In BC, he was able to see the degree of advancement of other regions with regards to respect for the environment and developed his skills in low impact landscaping before it was fashionable in New Brunswick. He returned to the region in 1991 to start his own small business where he specializes in natural landscaping. He lives on a large acreage in Free Grant, in the house his great-great-grandfather built.

Since April 2017, Mario is a member of the Beresford Parish Local Service District Advisory Committee. This Committee represents the population before the Department of Environment and Local Government in areas such as local planning, solid waste management, emergency measures planning, as well as collaboration with regards to police services, planning and cost sharing of regional sports, leisure and cultural infrastructure.

Mario has decided to run in the Restigouche-Chaleur riding because he believes that after decades of switching back and forth between the two main political parties, New Brunswickers must be given the opportunity to explore new options. He believes that the Green Party will usher in a new era where members of the Legislative Assembly represent their constituents in Fredericton and are not merely spokespeople for the Premier, where decisions will be based on long-term impacts for New Brunswickers, and the financial and environmental sustainability of the province will always be taken into consideration. He also firmly believes that David Coon, with his vast knowledge of issues affecting New Brunswickers, and his calm, inclusive leadership style, is the person who can put the province on the path to sustainability.

Whenever Mario is not working, he can be found either in the garden, taking care of his horses or reading.

Our Principles

>Living within Our Ecological Means

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.

> Local Self-Reliance

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.

> Real Democracy

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

> Social Justice and Equality

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.

> Active Citizenship

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.

> A Culture of Peace and Respect

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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