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Kevin Arseneau
Kevin Arseneau
MLA, Kent North

Kevin Arseneau was born on August 25, 1985, in Robertville, New Brunswick. He is the first Acadian to be elected as a third-party MLA in New Brunswick, as well as the first Francophone to be elected under the Green Party banner in North America.

First elected on September 24, 2018, to represent the riding of Kent North, his areas of responsibility as a member of the Green Party of New Brunswick are rural development and revitalization, solidarity among peoples, and democratic reform. Mr. Arseneau is a member of the Standing Committee on Crown Corporations, the Legislative Administration Committee, and the Standing Committee on Economic Policy.

Mr. Arseneau holds an education degree from the Université de Moncton with a major in geography and a minor in history. He also has a diploma in adventure tourism from the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles. Mr. Arseneau graduated in 2003 from École secondaire Népisiguit in Bathurst.

Mr. Arseneau is a farmer and member of the Ferme Terre Partagée workers’ cooperative, a farm that produces organic fruit and vegetables and raises animals humanely. In 2018, RDÉE Canada (Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité) named the farm business of the year in the young entrepreneur category. Kevin is also a storyteller and musician who has given hundreds of performances in New Brunswick, elsewhere in Canada, and in Europe. He has also taught at École W.-F.-Boisvert, in Rogersville, and contributed to implementing a philosophy program for children in kindergarten to Grade 4 classes, in cooperation with the Université de Moncton.

Prior to being elected as an MLA, Mr. Arseneau chaired the Rogersville Local Service District Advisory Committee, the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick, and the Une communauté, un avenir! committee, which is working to amalgamate the Greater Rogersville area into a rural community. He has served on the boards of the Kent Regional Service Commission, the Société nationale de l’Acadie, the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadiennes du Canada, and the Coopérative Rogersville. He was president of the Fédération des étudiantes et étudiants du campus universitaire de Moncton and served on the Family Farmers Network follow-up committee.

Mr. Arseneau is passionate about rural areas, agriculture, hunting, fishing, and philosophy.

He lives on the Pleasant Ridge in Rogersville with his wife Rébeka Frazer-Chiasson and their son Hugo and daughter Aube.
Last updated : 4/12/2019
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