Week 1 on the campaign trail - By-Elections 2022

Last Friday was the first official day of the by-elections in Miramichi Bay-Neguac and Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin.  Green party leader, David Coon, joined both candidates in Miramichi to officially kick off the writ period.  The energy was palpable - people are excited about the possibility of electing a Green MLA for the first time in these ridings!

Chad Duplessie and Julie Guillemet-Ackerman also signed the Stop Spraying New Brunswick Pledge, adding their names alongside those of David Coon, Kevin Arseneau and Megan Mitton.  

Just last week in the legislature Kevin added more names to the petition to ban the spraying of Glyphosate in the province.  It is the largest petition ever tabled in NB now with 35,753 names attached.  Despite the commitment of Minister Mike Holland to reduce glyphosate spraying under power lines, no official directive has yet been issued. 

On top of that, Higgs is choosing to allow Irving to rake in record profits on gas while New Brunswickers are being squeezed at the pump.  The Green MLAs have been offering concrete solutions Higgs can take immediately to alleviate the stress that New Brunswickers are feeling right now.  

A by-election is the perfect time to send a strong message to the Conservative government.  Chad and Julie need your support to get to Fredericton and help keep Higgs in check. 

I invite you to join them for these next 4 weeks of campaigning! 


Marco Morency
Executive Director, Green Party of NB


Meet the candidates:

Chad Duplessie
Miramichi Bay-Neguac

Twice elected Miramichi city councilor, father of three, with a career in community building on issues such as access to healthy food, inclusion, youth mental health, and homelessness.  Read more… 

Julie Guillemet-Ackerman
Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin

Communications professional with experience in corporate and non-profit communications, mother of two, and committed to putting her Green values into action.  Read more…