I want to be your city councillor!
My name is Ian LeTourneau and I’m running for Fredericton city council in the upcoming municipal election on May 10! Welcome to my website! I hope to see you out on the campaign trail, but please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you have about Ward 6 or about any city-related matters! Fredericton is already a great place to live — let’s make it better together.
A bit about me:
- I live in Barkers Point with my wife, son, and dog.
- I work at UNB as the Managing Editor of the two English Department journals, The Fiddlehead and Studies in Canadian Literature. I manage the day-to day operations, including several staff members and I oversee a budget of roughly $400,000.
- I am the author of 3 books and served a 3-year term as the city’s Cultural Laureate (now Poet Laureate). You can find poems I wrote during that time at the public library and the bridge across Saint Anne’s point. My legacy project was the creation of a literary festival, which I chaired for 3 years and which is entering its 5th year, bringing writers from all over Canada to the city.
- I am one of the founders of the New Brunswick Book Awards, which will be awarded for the 6th time this spring.
- I’m originally from Dalhousie and have lived in Fredericton since 1994 when I came to Fredericton for university (except for a 6-year stint living in Alberta after graduation).
- I have volunteered at the national level, serving on a committee of The Writers Union of Canada; at the provincial level on boards like Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick, and at the local level at events like Harvest Jazz and Blues. I love building community!