The Importance and Need to Reintroduce a Veteran’s Service Card

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 [...]

Canada Summer Jobs 2018

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 [...]

Canada’s Enhanced Pension Plan

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 [...]

Had a Productive Meeting With US Officials Today

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.

Thrilled to Celebrate the First National Sickle Cell Awareness Day

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 [...]

Announcing Reaching Home – Our Government`s Plan to Fight Homelessness

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 [...]