Brogan Anderson has called the Annapolis Valley home for the past 18 years, and is active in the community with the local chapter of the Sierra Club and the Council of Canadians. She works at the Annapolis Valley Regional Library, where you may have seen her in the last decade and a half reading stories to children or matching a reader with a new book. She and her partner Peter Gillis have two children, Zoë and Sacha. Fluently bilingual in English and French, Brogan was born and grew up near Quebec City and straddles her two linguistic identities.
Brogan is passionate about a variety of environmental and social issues, from preventing and mitigating climate change to welcoming immigrants and refugees in a way that promotes peace, equity and harmony.
Brogan is eager to present herself as a candidate for the Green Party in the upcoming election because she believes that the single largest infrastructure project in the history of Canada must be the transition from a petroleum-based to a Green-based economy. She is particularly passionate about the need to substantially alter our transportation infrastructure to prioritize mass transit. She also sees a massive role for local business owners in our future green economy – from the reinvigoration of local food and agricultural networks to the development of robust provincial recycling programs.
Brogan is keen to build on the history of social activism in this province and believes that the solutions to large scale environmental concerns are actually to the benefit of all. Our resilient communities, small-scale businesses and ability to rely on each other are what will see us through.
Brogan is excited to engage with all the residents of Kings-Hants over the coming months, and sharing with them her vision for a sustainable, prosperous and zero-carbon future.