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#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 and provide support to those who need it. For people who suffer from mental illness the simplest tasks can feel [...]

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 be celebrated and recognized for your desire to make this area a better place, and I truly hope you enjoy [...]

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've continued advocating to both Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi and provincial Minister Geoff MacLellan for the Burnside Connector. Today [...]

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 next season. But SEDMHA is incredible. SEDMHA is the premiere minor hockey tournament in Eastern Canada. The tournament has come [...]

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! For over 90 years, girl guide cookies have raised funds for guiding programs and help provide opportunities for girls 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 for careers in the trades. Employers, unions and the Government can work together to help Canadian workers enter the workforce. [...]

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 and Home Care We know that we have to do more for mental health awareness and support. Nova Scotia alone- [...]

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 drug Mefloquine use in the Canadian Armed Forces before constituents brought it to my attention- but it’s on my radar [...]