What a great morning (snow ???😳). Started the day at the Cole Harbour Lions Club Breakfast, held on the first Saturday of the month at Campbells Cole Harbour Seniors Club. Amazing breakfast! Nice crowd too! Then we were off to a Craft market put on by Thy Fair Ladies at Cole Harbour Place. There [...]
Join me for the next Dartmouth-Cole Harbour Community Clean up! We'll be cleaning up from Alderney Landing/Ferry Terminal Park, through Dartmouth Cove. Help us clear plastics and other garbage from the shoreline. It’s a great opportunity to clean up garbage, plastic and pollution, and show our commitment to a cleaner environment for our kids [...]
Awesome morning with the Dartmouth High School Improv Team here in Ottawa. Highlight of my week!! I love it when folks from Dartmouth-Cole Harbour visit me at Parliament. Hope you all had a great visit!
What a neat opportunity! The Canada Youth Summit is on May 2-3, 2019 in Ottawa. 300 young leaders from coast to coast to coast to come together to celebrate the launch of Canada’s first youth policy, talk about key issues identified by youth, share their experiences with service and what it meant to them [...]
BIG announcement for Autism Nova Scotia! They have the FIRST funded project under the Government of Canada's Autism Spectrum Disorder Strategic Fund. Autism Nova Scotia is receiving more than $800,000 in funding and in-kind contributions to scale up their Healthy Relationships, Sexuality & Autism (HRSA) Program! The program supports teens and adults (19 yrs [...]
Today is the 12th Annual World Autism Awareness Day! It’s a day to promote awareness and inclusion of people with autism. We’ve been taking action that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of those with autism and their families by: ✔️ Proposing a $12 million investment through Budget 2019 for the Ready, [...]
They're working on new infrastructure plan, so please consider sharing your thoughts. The online survey www.portcityhfx.ca will be open until April 18, 2019. They will incorporate public feedback from this process will inform their future decision-making and in-person engagements later in 2019.
Budget 2019 proposes a National Food Policy! Thrilled that this includes a commitment for our Government to work with the provinces and territories to develop a National School Food Program! Organizations like Nourish NS have been advocating for this, for some time. The school food program at Dartmouth South Academy is a great example [...]
I've heard from seniors, that they'd like the ability to work part-time without worrying about their GIS being clawed back. Budget 2019 proposes to enhance the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) earnings exemption, beginning with the July 2020-21 benefit year. The enhancement would: ✔️Extend eligibility for the earnings exemption to self-employment income. ✔️Provide a full [...]
It's Purple Day! Join me by wearing purple to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding Epilepsy. Shout out to Halifax West MP Geoff Regan, who made Cassidy Megan's dream of Purple Day a reality. Learn more at http://www.purpleday.org/