April 2024 Newsletter

Hello NB Greens!

I’m excited to introduce myself to those of you I haven’t already met. My name is Genevieve MacRae and I will be acting as Executive Director of the GPNB while Claire is off having a baby and getting comfortable in her new role as mother. I couldn’t be happier for Claire and her husband and I am thrilled to be in a position to look after things in her absence.

I’m a musician, an administrator, an environmentalist and an activist at heart. I’ve worked for non-profit organizations for decades in a variety of roles. I’ve been an administrative assistant, a program coordinator, an education specialist and an executive director. I know what’s involved in working with a grassroots organization and am familiar with the satisfaction that comes from working for an organization you believe in.

I’m a New Brunswicker, born and raised.  My folks still live on the Nashwaak River in Taymouth where my sister and I were raised. Growing up in such natural beauty instilled in me an appreciation for what we have, as well as a need to protect it. It also didn’t hurt that I was raised by environmentalists.

I’ve been a Green party supporter for a number of years and started actively campaigning during the 2020 provincial elections, knocking on doors and helping out in the office of one of the campaign teams. I was volunteer coordinator for the 2021 federal campaign in Fredericton; I’ve been helping Pam Allen-LeBlanc establish her campaign team in Fredericton-York; and I joined the Kitchener-Centre team in Ontario this past November to help out with the wonderful win of electing Aislinn Clancy as MPP.  

The next few months will prove to be a whirlwind. With an election pending, we’ve got a ton of work to do. We’ve got great candidates lining up and stepping up.  I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible and hope that you’ll consider joining me in supporting our mission to get several more Green MLAs elected.


Genevieve MacRae

Interim Executive Director of the Green Party of New Brunswick


In This Issue:

  • AGM Registration: Remember to renew your membership
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Rogers
  • Get Involved
  • Upcoming Events
  • Provincial Council Corner
  • MLAs in Action
  • News Highlights: How It All Broke
  • Join the Green Roots Growth Club: become a monthly contributor

AGM 2024 Registration

The 2024 Annual General Meeting of the Green Party of New Brunswick will be held on April 27 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in Fredericton. 

All our members are encouraged to attend, either in person, or online, as we celebrate our achievements, and kick off our provincial campaign! In addition to AGM official business & catching up with fellow Greens, the day will also consist of:

  • Q & A Panel with your Leadership Team (David, Megan & Kevin) hosted by Terry Seguin
  • Election Campaign Training sessions
  • Provincial Council Election Results
  • Panel on Election Issues with Community Leaders
  • Guest Speaker: Matt MacFarlane (recently elected PEI Green MLA)
  • And an introduction of our 2024 provincial candidates!

We are also thrilled to be hosting a fundraising concert after the AGM with our very own candidate and Acadian musician, Serge Brideau! And Deputy Leader, Kevin Arseneau & his band, Les mal amanchés!! It’s sure to be a fun evening, and it is open to the general public.

Tickets: You have the option of attending our full day event (both the AGM and evening concert) for $40. Or, you can attend just the AGM for $30, or just the evening concert for $20. Additionally, you can tune in to the AGM online for $15.


If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or call our office at 506-447-8499.


Volunteer Spotlight

Karen Rogers

We want to give a special shoutout to Karen Rogers, the recently elected President of the Riverview RDA (Registered District Association). Last month, Karen organized a meeting of like-minded individuals who care deeply about affordable housing, healthcare, accessibility, and a number of other issues facing New Brunswick. 

Karen put together a wonderful presentation about the six Green Party principles and how forming an RDA empowers local community members to advance those principles in our government. 

Thanks Karen, for your work to form the Riverview RDA, and for bringing your community together!

If you know someone who deserves a shoutout in our volunteer spotlight, contact [email protected]


Get Involved

Francophone Mobilizer

10hrs/week – Flexible schedule – $16-18/hr

Grow the Green Party of New Brunswick at the grassroots level by engaging members, volunteers, and supporters across the province. Build local communities and strengthen our Green network by helping members to form RDAs (Registered District Associations).

Enjoy a flexible work schedule with opportunities to visit different areas of New Brunswick. You will provide staff support for RDAs and candidates and act as the liaison between local ridings and the Party office. 

Email resume and cover letter to [email protected] by April 12, 2024


How Can I Help?

There are plenty of ways to get involved with the Green Party of New Brunswick. You can sign up to volunteer, become a member, or apply to become a candidate to represent your riding. 

Want to get involved in a particular issue? We have several active petitions, listed below, that you can sign and share to show your support for the causes that you care about:

No Fracking Way

Affordable Housing and Skilled Trade Solutions

Healthcare for All New Brunswickers: Your Support Matters

Environmental Rights

A Fairer Voting System for New Brunswick

End Glyphosate Spraying on Crown Land

Honoring our Nurses


Upcoming Events

Solar Eclipse

April 8 @ 4:00 - 5:00pm (depending on location)

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience! Check out this website for a map of the path of the total solar eclipse as well as tips for viewing the event safely. David Coon and other Greens will be attending the free downtown Fredericton watch party here.


RDA Executives' Quarterly Meeting

April 16 @ 7:00 - 8:00pm

Online via Zoom

Email: [email protected]


Campaign Launch for Simon Ouellette - Fredericton South-Silverwood

April 18 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Viscount Kitchen (440 King St, Unit 27), Fredericton

Register Here


Saint Croix Volunteer Meeting

April 20 @ 10:00am

Wesley United Church (77 William St), St. Andrews

Register Here


Green Party of New Brunswick AGM

April 27 @ 10:00am - 5:00pm + Evening Concert

Charlotte Street Arts Centre (732 Charlotte St), Fredericton

Register Here


Riverview-Albert RDA AGM

April 29 @ 7:00pm

Shepody Bay Inn (4941 NB-114), Shepody

Register Here


Sussex-Three Rivers Town Hall 

May 2 

Location to be determined


Campaign Launch for Brian Boucher - Arcadia-Butternut Valley-Maple Hills

May 4 @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Jemseg Lions Club (2 NB-695), Jemseg

Register Here


Do you want your event published in our monthly newsletter? Contact [email protected]


Provincial Council Corner

Provincial Council Nominations

Nominations are now closed. Voting for Provincial Council elections will begin on Tuesday, April 2.

All members in good standing will receive an online email ballot through Opavote & link to nominee biographies. Thank you to all those who have put your names forward to serve a term on the Green Party Provincial Council!

We also want to thank the outgoing Provincial Council members for your hard work and dedication to growing the Green Party of New Brunswick.

2023 By-Law Resolutions Results

Thank you to all those who cast votes for our 2023 by-law resolutions. We are pleased to inform you that all motions were passed and are now in effect. The bylaws on our website will be updated shortly.


MLAs in Action

What does it look like to have a Green MLA represent your riding? Check our what our three MLAs, Megan Mitton, Kevin Arseneau, and David Coon, have been working on at the Green Caucus Vert website.


News Highlights

How It All Broke: Fixing How Government Manages Social Policy In New Brunswick

Kelly Lamrock explores why thirty years of a failed governance system in New Brunswick has lead to multiple, overlapping crises in our social services, and how we can do better. Read the full report published by the Office of the New Brunswick Child, Youth and Seniors’ Advocate here.


Join the Green Roots Growth Club

The Green Party of New Brunswick is growing, and we need your support. 

Join the Green Roots Growth Club today by becoming a monthly contributor of $20 or more. Together, let’s invest in a brighter, Greener future for New Brunswick.