MENTAL HEALTH TOWN HALL
FOCUS: PTSD

Focusing on: PTSD, Veterans, 1st Responders and anyone else who wants to join in the conversation. I’m pleased that we’ll be joined by Veterans Emergency Transition Services President, Jim Lowther. We know that PTSD is affecting so many members of our community. We must do more for those who suffer.

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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 Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act.” So far, it has been very well received in the House of Commons. 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

Recent Posts

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 [...]

Welcomed Minister Patty Hajdu to UA Local 56 in the Dartmouth Woodside Industrial Park.

I had the pleasure of welcoming the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Patty Hajdu to UA Local 56 in the Dartmouth Woodside Industrial Park. Unions play an important role in training their members [...]

Budget 2017 and what it means for Nova Scotians.

Since #Budget2017 was tabled, I’ve been reading and dissecting every word and figure! As a Nova Scotian MP, I’ve been looking to see what the budget really means for our province. Mental Health, Prescription Drugs [...]

Questioning the use of Mefloquine in the Canadian Armed Forces.

A big part of what I do in Ottawa takes place at Standing Committees. I’m a member of the Standing Committee for Environment and Sustainability along with National Defence. I didn’t know anything about anti-malarial [...]

Forum for Young Canadians – Youth Leaders From Dartmouth-Cole Harbour and Across Canada!

I had a super time at the Forum for Young Canadians in Ottawa last night! It was a pleasure to meet so many young folks interested in learning more about their country and its government. [...]

Don’t Forget to Order Your FREE 2017 Discovery Pass!

2017 is shaping up to be a amazing year with Canada 150 – but it could become even better! This is a friendly reminder to order your 2017 Discovery Pass (it’s FREE!) sooner rather than later. [...]

BILL S-211 ON SICKLE CELL DISEASE PASSED UNANIMOUSLY AT 2ND READING!

This evening, my sponsored Senate Bill S-211, 'An Act Respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day' passed 2nd Reading unanimously in the House of Commons! Bill S-211 was introduced in the Senate by Senator Jane Cordy, also from our riding. [...]

Concerns regarding changes to language training for new immigrants to Canada.

Our Dartmouth-Cole Harbour constituency office has received many questions and concerns regarding changes to language training for new immigrants to Canada. Immediately, I reached out to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to find more [...]

#BrightIdea Bill C-238 is off to the Senate!

Last night we resumed debate on 3rd Reading of my Private Member's Bill, C-238 "National Strategy for Safe and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act" Bill C-238 is another step closer to becoming [...]

PM Justin Trudeau visits Two if by Sea in Dartmouth!

What a great day for Dartmouth! When you've invited the Prime Minister to your hometown you have to take him for coffee! Big thanks to Tara, Zane and all the staff at Two If By [...]

Will I see you for coffee or at our Mental Health Town Hall?

I hope you’ve had a great start to the New Year! Both of our offices are busy taking care of constituents and planning events in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour. It’s extremely important to me to remain accessible [...]

Send off for HMCS St. John’s, Canada’s latest ship to deploy on Operation REASSURANCE.

This morning I joined my colleagues Andy Fillmore and Mayor Savage at the Halifax Shipyards to see off HMCS St. John's. The HMCS St. John's is Canada's latest ship to deploy on Operation REASSURANCE [...]