The importance of Science in the Regulatory Process of Protecting the Fishery and the Environment of the Northumberland Strait

Over the past few weeks I have been hearing a great deal from local fishing communities regarding the importance of the fishery and the protection of the Northumberland Strait. As a starting point, I want to communicate that I will not support any initiative that science demonstrates would jeopardize our local fishery. This industry has,... Read More

Government of Canada to assess the environmental effects of marine shipping through the Oceans Protection Plan

News Release From Transport Canada November 24, 2017       Ottawa, ON Canada has the world’s longest coastline, and our water is one of our most important resources. Canadians across the country rely on marine transportation to go about their everyday life or to deliver products to market in a safe and responsible way. As we mark... Read More

Canadians get affordable housing help

Affordable housing has meant all the difference for families and people of all ages and all walks of life. But in recent decades, our housing stock has aged and the federal government’s role in housing has diminished. While the previous government backed away from affordable housing, too many Canadians struggled with homelessness or precarious housing,... Read More

Employment Insurance Improvements

Yesterday, Minister Duclos announced changes to Employment Insurance (EI) which recognizes the unique situations and needs of each Canadian Family. By making EI caregiving and parental benefits more flexible, inclusive and accessible the members of Central Nova will now have more options to improve their work-life balance. Make sure to check out if you can... Read More

Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence

PHOTO: I’m pictured with Mr. Robert Hammer, from Musquodoboit Rural High School, who was one of the recipients for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence; along with the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Many of us can easily reflect on a teacher who has made a difference in... Read More

15,000 people in Atlantic Canada to benefit from Government of Canada and Atlantic provinces’ apprenticeship harmonization efforts

From Employment and Social Development Canada October 13, 2017   St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador Employment and Social Development Canada To grow our economy and strengthen the middle class, Atlantic Canadians must have access to the skills training they need to find and keep good, well-paying jobs in Atlantic Canada. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment,... Read More

Minister Monsef launches Women’s History Month – Organizations are invited to apply for new funding totalling around $15M in support of women’s economic security

Economic security is the foundation for a better future for Canadian women. By funding projects that support women’s economic security, we are helping to create the conditions that empower women, strengthen the communities in which they live, and advance gender equality in Canada. October 2017 –New Glasgow, NS On behalf of Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status... Read More

Community Organizations Join Forces to Improve Services for Residents

Funds support creation of accessible gathering space for veterans, expansion of services for adults with intellectual disabilities in Antigonish October 13, 2017 – Antigonish, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Investing in infrastructure is crucial to economic growth and creating inclusive communities where everyone has access to public services and job opportunities. That is why... Read More