Remembering Mona Parsons on Nova Scotia Heritage Day

Remembering Mona Parsons on Nova Scotia Heritage Day Over Canada’s 150 years as a nation we have seen a number of incredibly brave and heroic individuals who make us proud to be Canadian. One of the lesser known examples of these heroes is Nova Scotia’s own Mona Louise Parsons. Born 117 years ago on [...]

FACT CHECK – Trudeau Government on Canada’s Veterans

✔ Fact Check on our government's commitment to Veterans. We’ve been working hard to restore and improve services for Canada’s Veterans since the past decade of Conservative closures and cuts. In 2.5 years we’ve made historic investments to ensure that veterans and their families have the support they need to ease into their transition [...]

It`s Official: We’re In for an Early Spring

IT'S OFFICIAL! Shubenacadie Sam did NOT see his shadow! Looks like we're in for an early spring folks! Take it with a grain of salt, I'm told that groundhogs are only right 39% of the time... 

Announcing $3.5 Million to Repair and Preserve the WW2-Era HMCS Sackville

I was honoured to be a part of today's Canada's Naval Memorial - HMCS Sackville announcement. I joined the Hon. Scott Brison, Bernadette Jordan and Darrell Samson to announce a $3.5M contribution to provide extensive repair work with the ultimate goal of restoring and preserving this great ship. The HMCS Sackville is the last surviving Flower-class corvette that served in the Royal [...]

Had a Fantastic Time Visiting Iain’s Tartan Bakery!

I had a chance to drop in and see Iain at Iain's Tartan Bakery! Wow, wow! Iain is an incredible baker, focusing on gluten-free and dairy-free baked goods in Dartmouth (but you would never know they were GF!). You can find his baked goods at the Alderney Landing Farmer's Market - but get there early! Iain is a [...]

Dartmouth’s CarbonCure Technologies Highlight Canada’s Thriving Green-Tech Industry

I am so proud of Dartmouth's CarbonCure Technologies. This week in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, CarbonCure made the 2018 Global Cleantech 100 list! Folks, this is huge. The list recognizes companies around the world with the greatest potential for market impact. A record 13 Canadian ventures are featured on this year’s list, breaking last year’s [...]

Always Thrilled to Meet Members of Our Community like Rowena Hardy

Yesterday I had the pleasure of thanking Rowena Hardy for the great work she does in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour. When an explosion and fire left three families out of their homes on Princess Margaret Boulevard in Dartmouth, Rowena immediately took action. She lead a community initiative to collect donations and ensured that each family was taken [...]

Discussing the Pension For Life Program with Minister O’Regan

This morning I attended a Veterans Affairs Canada discussion with stakeholders and Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan. The discussion focused around the new Pension For Life (PFL) that contains adjustments to the benefits available to members and Veterans. The PFL includes three new benefits that will recognize and compensate Veterans for disability resulting from service-related injury [...]