I hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call my constituency office at: 902-443-8318, or send an email to: rafah@rafahdicostanzo.com. Thank you....

In honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women held a memorable event this morning where over 200 leading women, who have advocated and worked to prevent domestic violence in...

It was an informative evening while attending the Clayton Park Business Commission meeting at the Canada Games Centre Halifax. The business commission’s mandate is to contribute to both the prosperity of local businesses, and to promote the diversity around Clayton Park West’s business community; They also aim to...

I had the opportunity to act as Governor General at Halifax West High School this morning for their Model Parliament. I was so impressed that the school has implemented a program such as this, as it teaches the youth about the political system and the many roles within...

I would like to share a new, lovely business that creates beautiful cheese and charcuterie boards for any occasion — big or small! The Gourmet Grazing Company is a Halifax-based business run by Agnes and Pippa. Agnes is originally from Australia, but has brought her talents to our...

I attended the Phoenix Christmas Lunch today at the Cunard Centre, where over 1,000 people attended. The event was well organized, and the room and tables were beautifully decorated! It is always heartwarming to hear the incredible stories of the young people who have been served by Phoenix...

This afternoon, for my 7th Coffee and Conversation, and the last one of 2019, it was delightful to speak to a passionate constituent, author, and former journalist. Janice Landry brought me her book, Silver Linings, which delves into the experiences of those who have touched Janice’s life,...

This morning, I spoke at National Careers Day, which took place at the Halifax Christian Church in Clayton Park West; Over 20 young women gathered for the ‘Dreams to Reality: Career Day for Girls’ event, held by local entrepreneur and friend, Ifeoma Esonwune. Ifeoma and her group,...

I was honoured to emcee the Radon Detector Library Loan Program Announcement at the Halifax Central Library, where Energy and Mines Minister, Derek Mombourquette, and Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang, shared the importance of implementing these detectors in our homes. The province is...

Nova Scotia has been a strong North American leader in reducing emissions and climate change. Our province is also being recognized as a national leader for energy efficiency efforts. The Efficiency Canada study released on November 19th, ranked Nova Scotia best in Canada for energy efficiency programs and...