Nomination Meeting: District 5 Mermaid-Stratford

You're invited to join us in nominating the Green Party candidate for District 5 Mermaid-Stratford. 

One person is seeking the District 5 nomination - please see below for more information.

All are welcome (you do not need to be a member to join us). 

All members province-wide are eligible to vote in this nomination contest. You may vote in person at the nomination meeting, or if you are unable to attend in person you may request an online ballot by March 17, 2019, or appoint another member in good standing to act as your proxy and vote on your behalf at the meeting (please notify us by writing to [email protected] if you choose to appoint a proxy).

The following nomination contestant has come forward and has been found to be qualified to seek the nomination to run as Green Party candidate by Provincial Council:

Michele Beaton is a family oriented business woman who grew up in Alexandra. Proud of her roots, Michele built a home to raise her daughter in the community surrounded by many friends and family.

Born and raised on Prince Edward Island, Michele graduated from UPEI with a Bachelor in Business Administration. She then worked with her family in the construction and operation of the family golf course tourism business. Pursuing a career with a national telecom, in 2004 she moved to Ottawa. Over a 2 year period, she advanced from Payroll Specialist to Product Manager of Voice Services where she moved and was based out of Toronto.

With the expected birth of her daughter Ava, Michele moved back to the Island to raise her family. Michele accepted a position as the product manager for business internet with Bell Aliant in 2012. She currently manages the Bell Canada Small Business Internet portfolio for the Maritime Provinces, Ontario and Quebec. Michele is a proven project coordinator who excels in critical thinking and task management.

Michele is involved in Girl Guides of Canada and is the leader of the Stratford Brownies where she takes pride in mentoring young people. She is also a councillor on the Alexandra Community Council.

Michele has been involved in the review of the population issues with the Stratford area of schools. She is passionate about ensuring quality education for all.

She has been involved in transitioning her family’s tourism business into a sustainable residential property suitable for affordable housing. She has also been involved in several entrepreneurial endeavours including organic farming, technology and tourism and recreation.

Michele is interested in learning about and experiencing new cultures from all around the world and as a result, loves to travel and host international students.

Candidate Statement

I want to be a candidate for the Green Party because this party demonstrates my core values. I believe the PEI Greens are our best opportunity to invoke change in our province. As a long-standing resident of Mermaid-Stratford, I have an understanding of the core issues in this district and believe I can be a strong representative for my community in our provincial legislature.

As a single mother with a young child, I have an understanding of the problems facing the education system due to the limited infrastructure and resources available. I also have a vested interest in working towards positive solutions. Our district is unique in that it includes both urban and rural communities. It will need the dichotomy of a district containing both urban and rural residents whose needs may be in opposition to each other. My district requires a candidate who is capable of seeing all sides of an issue and one who will work to find compromises. I am that candidate!

I will be a compassionate, honest, and hardworking MLA that will work for the constituents.

March 19, 2019 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Alexandra School House
1191 Pownal Rd
Alexandra, PE C1B 0P4
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Will you come?