Megan Mitton was elected to the Legislative Assembly on September 24th, 2018 to represent the people of Memramcook-Tantramar. She became the first Green MLA to be elected in her riding, the first woman elected as a Green MLA in New Brunswick history, and one of the first 10 Green parliamentarians elected in Canada.
Ms. Mitton is a member of the Standing Committees on Public Accounts, Law Amendments and Private Bills, and Social Policy. She is also the Advocate on matters of Wellness, Education, and Creating Resilient and Inclusive Communities.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts at McGill University in Montreal, QC, where she studied international development, political science and women’s studies. After several years away, Ms. Mitton and her husband Steve Giere, decided to return to New Brunswick.
For 10 years, Ms. Mitton has worked and volunteered in the non-profit sector. She has experience working with homeless and low-income women and children. She has also worked in youth environment education and public outreach on renewable energy and climate change adaptation.
Her passion for nutrition and wellness led her to become a Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant. She is passionate about addressing the problems in our health-care system and ensuring it remains public and that high-quality healthcare is accessible to all. Her dedication to building resilient and strong communities is what led her to seek the nomination from the Green Party of NB for Memramcook-Tantramar in 2014 and again in 2018.
In 2016, Ms. Mitton was elected to serve as a Sackville Town Councillor. She served on the committees for Tourism and Business Development, Corporate Affairs and Strategic Development, the Sackville Arts Wall, Public Safety, and Policy and By-law. Ms. Mitton is currently residing in her hometown, Sackville, with her husband Steve Giere and their daughter.