Supporting Air Maintenance Training by Donating Equipment

How great is this? I announced that the Government of Canada donated a surplus Coast Guard Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm BO 105 helicopter to the Nova Scotia Community College - NSCC! We're happy to support Canadian aircraft maintenance training by donating surplus Coast Guard assets to institutions across Canada. These donations will support the development of well-trained, skilled personnel [...]

Announcing $460,458 in Investment for Dartmouth’s Spring Loaded Technology

Thrilled to announce a $460,458 investment from the Government of Canada, through ACOA's Business Development Program in Dartmouth's Spring Loaded Technology! Last June, Spring Loaded Technology launched Levitation™, the world’s first compact and powerful bionic knee brace. It's the only brace on the market that's designed to reduce forces in all three compartments of the knee. [...]

Announcing a $500,000 Contribution to Help Precision BioLogic Continue to Make a Difference

Companies in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour are doing incredible things. From clean tech, to medical and laboratory technology- we have a lot to be proud of. Yesterday I announced a $500,000 repayable contribution through ACOA's Business Development Program to Dartmouth's Precision BioLogic Incorporated! This funding will support Precision BioLogic’s continuing quest to research and develop improved diagnostic [...]

Raising Awareness for Mental Health Week

Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians suffer from a mental health problem or illness in any given year? That means 20% of the people in your life are forced to suffer, often in silence. Eliminating the stigma that forces people into silence is the first step to successfully improving the mental health of [...]

Announcing a $3 Million Loan to Dartmouth`s MTI!

Today I visited Metamaterial Technologies Inc. to announce that the Government of Canada is providing a $3 Million repayable loan to MTI to help bring metaAIR eyewear to market! metaAIR is an optical filter that shields pilots, law enforcement and military personnel from the growing threat of harmful, potentially disabling laser strikes. Learn more:…/laser-protection-moves-from-lab-int…

Honoured to Attend the Cystic Fibrosis Canada-Government Relations Workshop

It was an honour to attend the Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Atlantic Region Government Relations and Advocacy Workshop over the weekend. I was part of a panel discussion with advocates, politicians and staff. Folks asked us how they could ensure their voices were heard by government. We also discussed the importance of having a say [...]

Proud to Join in #JerseysForHumboldt

We're joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast by wearing our #JerseysForHumboldt Jersey Day is in honour of those affected by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. We are thinking of you. Did you wear a jersey today?

HUGE Funding Announcement for Nova Scotians

Just signed: The Province of Nova Scotia will receive OVER $828 MILLION from the Government of Canada, through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure plan! This means that Nova Scotia will receive: Over $289M for Public Transit Over $381M in Green Infrastructure Over $51M in Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Over $101M in Rural Nova Scotian [...]