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Welcome

I’m pleased to be your Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour.
We’ve been able to accomplish a lot so far- but there is much more we can do. Much more we will do.

We have a great team in both of our offices and they’re capable and ready to serve you. Our office can help you with numerous federal issues- it’s what we are here for.
Our local Dartmouth-Cole Harbour Constituency Office is located at 82 Tacoma Drive, Suite 200 in Dartmouth.  All of my contact information is located on the Contact Us page.

I am honoured to sit on two committees- The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development along with the Standing Committee on National Defence.

My team and I have been working hard on my Private Members Bill- Bill C-238 #BrightIdea “The National Strategy for Safe and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act.” On June 22nd, 2017 it became law in Canada! You can learn more about it here.

I encourage you to sign up for my newsletter so you can stay up to date with my work and our community. I enjoy reading and responding to your letters, calls, emails, tweets and posts and encourage you to keep engaging with me! I always want to know your views on issues.

I look forward to chatting with you,

-Darren

Flag and Pin Requests

Canadian Flags, Canada 150 flags and pins:
Our office receives an allotment of Canada Flags, Canada 150 flags and pins each year. We’ve received an overwhelming response for Canada flags and pins this year due to the Canada 150 celebrations. Our office gives priority for these items to Legions, Schools, Organizations and special events. When we have extras we do our best to fulfill the requests of our constituents.

Recent Posts

The Woodside, Dartmouth Parks Canada Archaeology Lab Will Remain Open!

As many of you know, I've been working very hard with our Atlantic Caucus to save the Woodside Dartmouth Archaeology Lab from closure. I'm so proud to say that the lab will remain open. [...]

Darren Delivers the Dartmouth-Cole Harbour Youth Mental Health Report to Minister Jane Philpott!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, mental health awareness and improvements matter to me. I've made it one the focuses for our Dartmouth-Cole Harbour office. On January [...]

Visit the #BrightSide, Dartmouth-Cole Harbour!

Do you love Dartmouth-Cole Harbour? Let's encourage folks from Halifax and all over, to visit the #BrightSide. SHARE photos, videos and stories on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter of awesome places, people and things in [...]

Darren Questions Minister of Environment on Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area.

I'm the only Atlantic Canadian member of the Standing Committee of Environment and Sustainable Development. Whenever I can bring up issues affecting Atlantic Canada at Committee, I do! In our Committee's last report we recommended [...]

Bill S-211, “An Act Respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day” Passes Committee Stage in the House of Commons!

I am beyond excited! Bill S-211, "An Act Respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day" JUST passed Committee Stage in the House of Commons! Senator Jane Cordy has worked tirelessly on this Bill and it's a [...]

Congratulations to Stone Hearth Bakery for winning the Champions of Mental Health Award!

Huge congratulations to the folks of Stone Hearth Bakery / MetroWorks Employment Association for winning the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Champions of Mental Health Award!! This award is to celebrate individuals [...]

Remembering Petty Officer Second Class Craig Blake

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Darren questions Minister McKenna about repairs/restoration for historic Halifax Town Clock

There's no question that our historic Halifax Town Clock is one of Halifax's most iconic landmarks. Recently, my constituents reached out and let me know their concerns regarding the tender for planned repairs and restoration [...]

#GETLOUD for Mental Health Week!

Today kicks off Mental Health Week. Let’s #GETLOUD for mental health and make a conscious effort to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others. Together we can work to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health [...]

National Volunteer Week!

I'm currently thinking about National Volunteer Week (happening now!) and, as I do, I feel so proud of all the great volunteers hard at work in Dartmouth – Cole Harbour. This is your week to [...]

After years of advocating, the Burnside Expressway / Connector Project has been announced!

Awesome infrastructure news for Dartmouth!! As a Municipal Councillor I advocated for the Burnside Expressway (AKA the Burnside Connector) in our community and to all levels of government. And as a federal Member of Parliament [...]

I announced an $18.08M investment in rental supplements to help low-income families and seniors across Nova Scotia.

I stopped by 1 Oak Street in Dartmouth this morning with Ministers Joanne Bernard, and Tony Ince to make an announcement on affordable housing! We want to ensure that people in communities across the province [...]

It’s SEDMHA season in Dartmouth!

As a hockey Dad, SEDMHA has always been bitter sweet. It represents the end of the minor hockey season. No more practices, no more games and a long wait to watch the kids play until [...]

Have you bought your Girl Guide Cookies yet?

Meet Alaiha & Kali Clements- two of the BEST Girl Guides of Canada Cookie sellers in Dartmouth. Alaiha is a brownie with the 2nd Brookhouse Unit and Kali is with the 2nd Brookhouse Sparks! [...]

I announced $7.8 million in funding to give Nova Scotians more access to affordable housing and to support independent living!

Today I was joined by MLA  Joyce Treen and Housing Nova Scotia at the Dartmouth Seniors Service Centre. I announced $7.8 million in funding to give Nova Scotians more access to affordable housing and to [...]