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Councillor Paulette Thériault

Paulette Thériault is serving her third term as councillor for Ward 1 after having been re-elected in May 2016. She brings a background in and passion for the development of arts, culture and heritage in the City. 

In 1999, Paulette founded of the Northrop Frye International Literary Festival, and also served as its founding director. Today, the Festival attracts authors from around the world and brings in $1 million annually to the City. In 2005, the Festival was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Dialogue Award. 

In serving as the Director of the Aberdeen Cultural Centre, Paulette oversaw the strategic plan to establish and refurbish the heritage property that now houses the Centre. She also spearheaded the Art Park Project for the 1999 Sommet de la Francophonie, which resulted in the creation of the park adjacent to the Aberdeen Cultural Centre. 

Throughout her political career, Paulette has championed many important issues including the City’s cultural plans as well as the implementation of Moncton’s first Arts, Culture and Heritage Board.  She has also served on numerous boards and committees, and was appointed deputy mayor in 2010 and in 2013.

Councillor Thériault has received many awards and recognition for her work, the most recent being the Capitol Theatre’s Proscenium Award in 2015. In 2012 she received the NB Excellence Award in the arts and The Canada Council for the Arts Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012.

Councillor Theriault has attended many institutions and training programs in various fields of arts Management some of which include The Banff Center of Arts Management , l'Université du Québec et Paris VIII.  

During her career, she also worked with Canada World Youth, the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the status of Women, and Status of Women Canada.

Paulette is the proud mother of Renée and Joffre, and grandmother to Camille, Justin and Dominic. She is also the life companion of Honoré Bourque. When she is not working for her constituents, she enjoys spending time with her family, painting, photography and gourmet cooking. 

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Association francophone des municipalités du NB (AFMNB)
  • Moncton Heritage Preservation Review Board
  • Order of Moncton

Paulette Thériault

Paulette Thériault
Ward 1

Tel: 506-863-3990


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