Ann enjoyed a career teaching English to newcomers, serving as church music director, and teaching piano.
Convinced that social and economic well-being rests on a healthy environment, she has worked with her neighbours to protect her community from fracking, the Energy East pipeline, glyphosate, and a commercial development proposed for a government-regulated wetland.
Ann is motivated by warnings from the United Nations’ IPCC of increasing drought and widespread food insecurity, as well as personal experience of two “century” spring floods in two years. Ann is eager to collaborate with communities across Canada to bring about a low-carbon economy, a just transition for workers from resource-intensive industries to sustainable sectors, tax fairness and full partnership with Indigenous peoples.
Ann knows that only the Green Party offers the policies and the courage to transform the destructive industrial practices that have brought us climate emergency and biodiversity loss.
For Saint John-Rothesay to weather climate impacts over the next ten years, Ann sees these five goals as key:
developing renewable energy, efficienciencies and retrofits
increasing local economic diversity and productivity while respecting ecological limits
reducing poverty and homelessness
welcoming and integrating newcomers
planning infrastructure and development based on sea level rise and watershed health
To achieve these goals, Ann pledges her energy, creativity and determination.
Ann Mcallister is running to be Saint John-Rothesay's next Member of Parliament
Canadians in this election, more than ever, can vote from hope and from conviction, not from fear.