LINCOLN – The New Brunswick Liberal Association held a nomination convention Thursday night for the next provincial election on September 24, 2018. John Fife was nominated as the Liberal candidate for Oromocto-Lincoln-Fredericton in an uncontested meeting.
Premier Brian Gallant, who is also Leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party, was present at the nomination and commended Fife on his commitment to the community. “John Fife has deep roots in Oromocto-Lincoln-Fredericton. His accomplished career and proven leadership skills will be a great addition to the Liberal team. I can think of no one better to serve the people of Oromocto-Lincoln-Fredericton.” said Gallant.
John Fife, a retired Army Colonel who commanded New Brunswick’s only Regular Force Infantry Battalion (2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment), grew up in Oromocto’s PMQ patch before graduating from OHS and later from UNB. As a soldier for over 26 years, Fife distinguished himself on numerous occasions as a Commander and Strategic Planner. The highlight of his career came in 2009 when he was selected to command the 2 RCR Battle Group, one of the most respected units in the Canadian Armed Forces. His has also served on numerous tours of duty outside Canada (the UK, Cyprus, Bosnia, West Africa, and more recently in Afghanistan). Although retired, he continues to be a strong voice and advocate for soldiers and veterans. In his spare time, Fife has done extensive volunteer work with Oromocto Minor Hockey, Pioneer Days, The United Way (Forever Fund), Fergusson Foundations, Corps of Commissionaire, Gage Golf Course, and The Royal Canadian Regiment.
Fife believes his 29 years of experience in the Canadian Armed Forces, provincial government and private sector has allowed him to gain considerable experience in demanding leadership and staff positions. Throughout his career, he believes he has developed the leadership skills necessary to lead large and diverse organizations. He is also known to the Oromocto small business community as part owner of the Base Theatre, a business that he has owned and operated with his partners for over 21 years.
John Fife said he was honoured to receive the uncontested endorsement from Oromocto-Lincoln-Fredericton. “I’ll work hard every day to earn the respect and support of my constituents. I’ll never pass a fault and will always do what’s right for the riding. The soldiers I worked with throughout my career know the type of person I am.” said Fife.
The list of official contestants for nominations are available on the New Brunswick Liberal Party’s website at nbliberal.ca.