This year’s World Mental Health Day comes at a time when our lives and the world around us have changed considerably due to COVID-19. The challenges faced by essential workers, for vulnerable people, for students and teachers, parents and kids, have left many of us...

Yesterday was World Teachers' Day. This year’s theme was “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future.” This is a day to recognize and celebrate the contributions of teachers around the world and here at home. Teachers play an invaluable role in shaping the future of students and...

October is Women’s History Month! Women’s History Month has been celebrated nationally since 1992. The theme for this year is #BecauseOfYou: celebrating women and girls who have made, or continue to make, a lasting impact on our country. I am grateful to work alongside and...

Fifteen African Nova Scotians and people of African descent will be hired at Nova Scotia Works employment services centres across the province as career practitioners to ensure service providers better reflect the communities they serve. Funded through the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Development Agreement, the Diversity...

Thanksgiving celebrations may look different in 2020 and government is reminding Nova Scotians of the current public health measures as the holiday approaches. People can continue to gather in close social groups of up to 10 without physical distancing. Nova Scotians are strongly encouraged to celebrate...

Older Nova Scotians are leaders in our province. They are business owners and entrepreneurs, volunteers, mentors, caregivers and have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with other generations. Seniors' Week, Oct. 1-7, is a time to celebrate older Nova Scotians and recognize the unique...

I am overjoyed to have been able to knock on doors today with a personal friend, Councillor Candidate: Tania Meloni. I have known Tania for over 30 years (Tania’s older sister, Wanda, was a close university friend at MSVU). Tania Meloni is running as a...

This week is Small Business Week! Small businesses are vital to our local economy and create jobs, fuel innovation, and meet local needs. I encourage all my constituents in #ClaytonParkWest to #SupportLocal, especially for the upcoming holiday season, as small businesses have been particularly affected...

Today, September 29, 2020, our Premier apologized for the systemic racism in all aspects of our criminal justice system: policing, corrections and courts. He apologized for the harm and trauma created by an unjust system.   To move forward, our government has announced a fundamental change...

Every day paramedics work on the front lines of the provincial health-care system, providing care and comfort to Nova Scotians. On this eighth annual Medic Monday, the province wants to recognize and thank the many highly skilled and dedicated paramedics for their service. Last year more than...