Budget 2017 local news round-up

With a vast riding of 9,308km2, I have to give much credit to our local media outlets who work tirelessly to share with you the work that our federal government is doing. Recently, I spoke with various local outlets about Budget 2017, and what it means for our riding, the province and our country. Please find below... Read More

Government of Canada makes tourism investment in the Eastern Shore

News Release From Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Communities and businesses between Musquodoboit Harbour and Sherbrooke to benefit from support April 1, 2017 – Sheet Harbour, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Canada’s world-class tourism industry creates economic growth for middle-class Canadians. Further development and commercialization of experiential tourism and product branding along Nova Scotia’s Eastern... Read More

Cameron Smith: Canada 150&Me Finalist

Nothing pleases me more than to see a Central Nova resident not only participate in, but be named one of the winners in a national Canada 150 contest. Recently, Cameron Smith, a local high school student in New Glasgow, entered Experiences Canada 150&Me Contest where she submitted an essay answering the question “What is the... Read More

Budget 2017

Budget 2017 puts people first and delivers the help Nova Scotians – and all Canadians – need now, not a decade from now. It is an essential step to restore prosperity to the middle class. With Budget 2017, a number of key measures are specifically focused on Nova Scotia, including: ✓ A major transfer of... Read More

So we meet again

On Wednesday I was pleased to meet with my our Central Nova Youth Council for our second meeting. The group, which is comprised of 22 talented and bright high school and post-secondary students from throughout the riding, meet to explore two very important topics: youth employment and the environment. I always enjoy connecting with youth... Read More

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program –Tax Clinics

Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), community organizations host free tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. Many clinics are hosted by community organizations throughout the riding. Our office worked with the CVITP... Read More

Hector Arena Scores Infrastructure Upgrades

February 24, 2017 – Pictou, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency The Hector Arena recently underwent some much-needed renovations and upgrades, generating more than $60,000 in opportunities for local contractors and trades people. Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, was in Pictou today to see the enhancements and announce a $30,942 contribution to... Read More