New Brunswick Paramedics Association President Phil Comeau accepted the nomination for the New Brunswick NDP in Saint John East Friday night at the St. Joachim’s church hall. Comeau said the campaign for Advanced Care Paramedics led him into the political area but this coming election is about more than just a single issue.
“I have two brothers who are out west because they couldn’t find work here at home,” Comeau said. “So when I talk about the need to get our economy going and create jobs, it’s very personal for me.”
NDP Leader Dominic Cardy served as keynote speaker for the nomination meeting. Cardy said Comeau brings valuable experience to the NDP team of candidates.
“Phil has been serving on the front lines of primary health care in Saint John for several years now,” Cardy said. “This makes him an excellent advocate for the people of Saint John East around the caucus table and on the floor of the Legislature.”
As President of the Paramedics Association, Comeau has been a close observer of the provincial political scene and has been impressed with Dominic Cardy’s approach to getting New Brunswick on the right track.
“My wife Sarah and I would sit down at the dinner table and talk about what needs to be done. Everything we talked about – getting our spending under control so we can invest in healthcare and education is exactly what I was hearing from Dominic Cardy. Joining Dominic and the new NDP was a very natural fit for me,” Comeau said.
Comeau is very active in his community, including service as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He lives in east Saint John with Sarah and their four daughters.