Since we took office I’ve heard from Veterans in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour about the importance and need to reintroduce a Veteran’s Service Card. The Government is Canada is listening. Yesterday Ministers Harjit Sajjan and Seamus O'Regan announced that the new Veteran’s Service Cards will be distributed to former and releasing Canadian Armed Forces members who [...]
Meet Jesse, this summer she's been coordinating events for Village On Main NS. Her passion for events and great attitude has made a big difference for Main Street’s Community Improvement District. The Canada Summer Jobs program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to create employment for young people aged 15–30 [...]
On the 76th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid We Recognize and Honour the Canadians who Fought Alongside Allied Forces
Today marks the 76th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. Did you know that the majority of Allied troops in the raid were Canadian? Of the 6,100 troops, 4,963 of them were from Canada. Only 2,210 Canadian troops would make it back to England, and many were wounded. Today we recognize and honour the Canadians [...]
During the election in 2015 we made a promise to the middle class to lower their taxes. And as soon as we took office we cut taxes for 9 million middle class Canadians! We know that when middle class Canadians have more money in their pockets to save, invest, and grow the economy that [...]
Actions to Improve the Lives of Seniors Today and Ensure a Safe and Dignified Retirement for the Seniors of Tomorrow
The new Minister of Seniors, Filomena Tassi is with the Prime Minister in PEI today. They're discussing our actions to improve the lives of seniors today and ensure a safe and dignified retirement for the seniors of tomorrow. ✔ We restored the retirement age back to 65 after the previous government raised it to [...]
We know that Canadians want and deserve to retire at 65! Did you know that for the first time in over 20 years, Canada finally reached an agreement to meaningfully improve the retirement security of Canadians? The enhanced CPP will put up to 50% more into the pockets of retirees. That’s up to $7,000 [...]
Nova Scotian MP’s met today with officials from the US Embassy. We expressed our hope that the President’s executive order will reverse troublesome immigration policies, and talked about Canada’s relationship with the US moving forward.
Statement: I urge the United States Government to reverse this immigration policy and put the well-being of children first.
I think I can speak for most Canadians when I say that the pictures coming out of the US are troubling. As a Dad, I am deeply disturbed to see these children locked in cages and I feel that we must make sure that the safety, well-being, and security of all children are put [...]
Today is the very first National Sickle Cell Awareness Day in Canada. I am very proud to have sponsored Senator Jane Cordy's Bill S-211, The National Sickle Cell Awareness Day Act. I'm not sure I realized how much this Bill would matter to so many Canadians across the country - but it does. Together [...]
Homelessness is a problem that unfortunately affects every community. But our government believes that one homeless Canadian is too many, and we are committed to helping those in need. That’s why we are making bold changes to prevent and reduce homelessness. Reaching Home is part of our government’s National Housing Strategy, which over 10 years [...]