Megan Mitton chosen as Green Party candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar

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.

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>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.

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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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