New Brunswick

Slate full of women for town's municipal election

Only women have entered the race for May's municipal election in the eastern New Brunswick town of Port Elgin.

Politics have become a women's game in Port Elgin, N.B. 

Only women have entered the race for May's municipal election in the eastern New Brunswick town of 500.

"I had to try," said Joanne Trenholm, one of the seven women running for the five positions on Port Elgin's town council.

"I'm that type of person that has to give it my best shot," Trenholm said. "If it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out."

The town needs a lot of improvements, she said. "We need people to come out and make those improvements."

The town is in need of new recreational facilities and activities for young people, said candidate Brenda Jones.

"There's nothing here for the little ones or the big ones," Jones said. "There has to be something brought back to entertain the children and get them involved."

Jones said she hasn't really heard why no men are running in this year's municipal election.

"I just think women rule," she joked.

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