Green Party Leader Appoints Megan Mitton and Kevin Arseneau as Deputy Leaders

Fredericton – Today David Coon, leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, announced that fellow Green Party MLAs Megan Mitton and Kevin Arseneau are the party’s new Deputy Leaders.

“Over the past five years, Megan and Kevin have been effective parliamentarians, impressive opposition critics, and relentless, successful advocates for their constituents,” said Coon. “They are well known across the province, so to ensure we can hear from as many voters as possible in the lead up to the election, I have asked them to take on the role of deputy party leaders.”

“New Brunswickers have been poorly served by successive Liberal and Conservative governments that have put corporate and political interests ahead of the wellbeing of New Brunswickers,” said Mitton. “They have pushed our public services to a breaking point, while letting crises in healthcare and housing only get worse. It doesn’t have to be this way.”

“The main purpose of politics should be to bring people together, not divide them,” said Arseneau. “Serving the common good and strengthening communities is imperative for Greens. That is the message I’ll be taking around the province over the next year.”

Mitton has been the MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar since 2018 and will be running for re-election in the Tantramar riding in the next election. She is currently the Green Party critic for Environment and Climate Change; Health; Human Rights; Postsecondary Education, Training and Labour; Service NB; and Women’s Equality. She also serves on the Legislature’s Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship, Public Account, and Social Policy committees.

Arseneau has been the MLA for Kent North since 2018, where he will be running for re-election in the next election. He is currently the Green Party critic for Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries; Economic Development; Education; Finance and Treasury Board; Local Government; Official Languages; Public Safety; Transportation and Infrastructure; and Tourism, Heritage and Culture. He also serves on the Legislature’s Economic Policy, Estimates, and Fiscal Policy, Private Bills and Legislative Administration committees.

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