Budget 2019 Purposes to Enhance Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) Earnings Exemption

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 [...]

Purple Day 2019

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/

Budget 2019 Includes the New First-Time Home Buyer Incentive

🏠 We’re making homeownership more affordable for first-time home buyers! Budget 2019 includes the new First-Time Home Buyer Incentive. 🏠 gives eligible first-time home buyers the ability to lower their borrowing costs by sharing the cost of buying a home with CMHC. 🏠 provides funding of 5-10% of the home purchase price. 🏠 no [...]

Budget 2019 Continues to Make Significant Investments in Health Care Research

In case you missed it: We're continuing to make significant investments in health care research. Budget 2019 proposes these strategic health research investments: ✔️$18 million for the Stem Cell Network - Réseau de cellules souches' research for new therapies and medical treatments. ✔️ $40 million for the Brain Canada Foundation to help the medical [...]

Budget 2019 Delivers for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour

Folks, we just released Budget 2019, and it’s good news for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour. From protecting pensions, to first-time home buyer incentives, to autism support, there’s a lot to go over! Here are a few budget snippets, and I encourage you to have a read through the plan itself, the link in the bottom. Budget [...]

Investing in Canada’s Future in Space

‪Today we’ll be announcing our government’s new vision for our Canadian space program that will create jobs & opportunities now and into the future. Many schools and classes across Canada will take part in the National School Assembly on Space today. It’ll take place at 1:30pm live on the Canadian Space Agency Facebook page! [...]

Expressing my Support to Minister Navdeep Bains for a Robust Canadian Space Strategy

Did you know that Canadian companies are innovators and leaders in the space and defence technology sector? Canadarm anyone? I keep expressing my support to Minister Navdeep Bains for a robust Canadian Space Strategy! Canadian companies, including those in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, are researching, designing, producing, and exporting made-in-Canada space & defence technology, while providing [...]

The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada

Neat opportunity! The Youth Ambassadors Program brings together youth (aged 15 to 18 years old) and adult mentors from Canada to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities. This is an intensive three-week program that takes place from July 15-August 2, 2019, and is carried out [...]