About Kevin Arseneau
Kevin Arseneau has been the MLA for Kent North since 2018, when he made history being the first Acadian elected under the Green Party banner in New Brunswick and the first Francophone elected Green in North America. The people of Kent North re-elected him again in 2020. Since September 2023 he is also co-deputy leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick.
Kevin believes that the main purpose of politics should be to bring people together, not divide them. And he has worked tirelessly over the past five years to bring the voices of the people of Kent North to the floor of the Legislature. He is a champion of workers rights, rural rights, agriculture, food sovereignty, public transportation and fiscal transparency.
Kevin is a farmer and member of the Ferme Terre Partagée workers’ cooperative, a farm that produces organic fruit and vegetables and raises animals humanely, and which received an award in 2018 from RDÉE Canada (Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité) in the young entrepreneur category. He is also a storyteller and musician who has given hundreds of performances in New Brunswick, elsewhere in Canada, and in Europe. He has also taught at École W.-F.-Boisvert, in Rogersville, and contributed to implementing a philosophy program for children in kindergarten to Grade 4 classes, in cooperation with the Université de Moncton.
Prior to being elected as an MLA, Kevin chaired the Rogersville Local Service District Advisory Committee and was President of the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB). He has served on the boards of the Kent Regional Service Commission, the Société nationale de l’Acadie (SNA), the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada (FCFA), and the Rogersville Cooperative. He was President of the Fédération des étudiants et étudiantes du Centre universitaire de Moncton (FEECUM) and served on the Équiterre family farmers network follow-up committee.
Kevin holds an education degree from the Université de Moncton with a major in geography and a minor in history. He also has a diploma in adventure tourism from the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles. Mr. Arseneau graduated in 2003 from École secondaire Népisiguit in Bathurst.
Kevin is passionate about rural areas, agriculture, hunting, fishing, and philosophy.
He lives on Pleasant Ridge Road in Rogersville with his wife, Rébeka Frazer-Chiasson, their son Hugo and daughter Aube.