The Nomination Meeting for Kent North has been Postponed

05 MARCH 2014

Note: The Kent North Nomination Meeting Has Been Postponed

St. Charles Local Service District Chairman Allan Marsh today announced that he will seek the Green Party nomination for the Constituency of Kent North in the September 22 provincial election. Marsh, a successful businessman and prominent anti-shale activist in Kent County, says he is seeking election because there is an “urgent need to give priority to developing clean, sustainable energy sources instead of shale gas, end special tax breaks for high income earners, and start managing forests in the interests of all New Brunswickers.”


Marsh, an armed forces veteran, and his wife Cathere run a U-Pick berry operation and raise poultry in St. Charles. Three of their six children are still at home.

“The Alward government has turned its back on the people of Kent County by putting corporate profit for shale gas companies ahead of public health and safety,” Marsh said. “New Brunswick’s doctors have called for a moratorium on shale gas and I believe our doctors, not Premier Alward.”

Marsh said the damage shale gas development has caused elsewhere is very well known, and there is no public support for the industry anywhere in Kent County. “The Alward government is trying to force a dirty industry on an unwilling population. Local people are suffering and it’s time for a change," said Marsh.

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