16 JUNE 2014
Memramcook, NB – June 12, 2014 – Megan Mitton was chosen as the Green Party candidate for the riding of Memramcook-Tantramar at the nomination meeting on June 9, 2014. Green Party Leader David Coon was the special guest. Green Party members voted unanimously to nominate Ms. Mitton as their candidate for the upcoming provincial election.
After being nominated, Ms. Mitton addressed the community members that filled the Café at Belliveau Orchard in Pré-d’en-Haut. “It has become clear to me that New Brunswick is as a crossroads,” said Mitton. “This election is a chance for New Brunswickers to vote for something different, rather than more of the same.”
Mitton outlined some areas of the economy in which New Brunswick should invest to create jobs and contribute to creating more self-reliant communities, including: sustainable, local food system, renewable energy, and retrofitting buildings to reduce energy consumption.
“Plans to develop shale gas and the new Crown forestry deal are not only dangerous to our health, economy [and] climate… they are also very short-sighted. We need a long-term vision that takes care of all New Brunswickers, not short-term plans that benefit only a few,” stated Mitton.
"Megan Mitton is the face of New Brunswick's future," said Green Party leader David Coon. The people of Memramcook, Sackville, Dorchester and the surrounding area have an historic opportunity to vote for the hopeful future espoused by Ms. Mitton and her generation. It's their time to lead," said Coon.
Ms. Mitton and her husband, Steve Geier, live in their hometown of Sackville, where she currently works as an environmental educator. She is an active volunteer in the region around issues of food security, sustainable energy and community development.