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    Paula has written some lovely poems, this is an important one. https://www.facebook.com/paula.simon.543/posts/1138433742854799
    Apr 24, 2016 7:32 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Being a leader is challenging and exciting at the best of times during these periods of rapid change even more so. Whether you're in politics, business the trade union movement ...https://www.facebook.com/RChisholmNS/posts/1174807165871314
    Apr 24, 2016 6:28 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Congrats Paula! https://www.facebook.com/TheGiftofLoss/posts/1000485653332210
    Apr 23, 2016 1:35 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Interesting discussion on free post secondary education. https://www.facebook.com/robert.chisholm.16/posts/846960698749023
    Apr 23, 2016 12:04 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    A friend shared this extraordinary except with me yesterday. We were discussing leadership and how we can be so fearful of failure, fear others will judge us, it too often makes us freeze. We have to learn to push through, get it done! Check this out. http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/trsorbonnespeech.html
    Apr 22, 2016 3:54 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Make it a habit to look through messages like this and find one that resonates! http://pin.it/8_CUzqQ I thought you'd like this Pin on Pinterest...
    Apr 22, 2016 2:44 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    A little sage advice from @TheCoolestCool. https://www.facebook.com/robert.chisholm.16/posts/845958085515951
    Apr 21, 2016 4:07 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    https://www.facebook.com/robert.chisholm.16/posts/845950188850074
    Apr 21, 2016 4:02 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Here are some good/simple but important things to remember as you're working along wondering where it's all going. Remember our biggest obstacles are often in our own minds. Think Big! https://www.facebook.com/robert.chisholm.16/posts/844928512285575
    Apr 19, 2016 4:55 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Being a Coach Being a leader is challenging and exciting at any time, during these periods of rapid change, even more so. Whether you're in politics, business, the trade union movement, public or not for profit sector you have to be on your toes at all times. Strategic plans increasingly cover shorter periods, feedback comes regularly and rapidly through social media platforms. The public, stakeholders and clients are increasingly accustomed to sharing what they think or feel. Leadership can be lonely and stressful whether at the top of an organization, as the lead of your department, division, volunteer group or team. You need good trusting relationships that help you do the best job you can and help you and your organization reach goals. I've had some experience with these challenges. I've felt the hopelessness and frustration of trying to meet difficult targets and the euphoria of achieving them. I've inspired people to action, celebrated great victories and suffered real disappointments. I've failed, made mistakes, suffered public embarrassment, been vulnerable and lived to fight another day. I've led with confidence, strength of purpose and determination. I've successfully mentored staff and shared in their successes, I've also had to discipline and discharge employees who have been unable to make the cut. I know how lonely it can be and I know how gratifying and rewarding it can be. I've worked hard for the grey hair I have today. Life can be tough and wonderful and I'm grateful and cherish it all. So I've come to this point in my career where I'm thinking about how to continue my service in a way that feeds my purpose and helps people fulfill their potential to build a better world. I am a working to learn new skills and strengthen others, combine them with my experience and become a leadership coach. I want to work with leaders who are out to make a difference, who have the courage to take risks and make changes, and who have the energy to push the envelope. I want to associate with leaders who know it's important to pay attention to the world around them, to love and respect their family and themselves, to value their colleagues and staff but who may need a little support from time to time. I'm I good listener, I care and I'm pumped to help you be your best self. What do you say, give me a shout and let's get going! I'll be sharing my thoughts on leadership, management and social justice through articles like this in the coming weeks and hope you'll follow along.
    Apr 17, 2016 12:51 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    https://www.facebook.com/RChisholmNS/posts/1168899836462047
    Apr 08, 2016 4:35 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    So, i just reviewed my last post, my farewell post and realized two things. One is how grateful I am for the opportunity to connect with so many people in my capacity as MP. I look at the pictures of people doing incredible things in their communities' and remember how much I learned. The second point is that I realize I haven't gone anywhere. I'm no longer an MP but I continue to be focused on working/encouraging/supporting people to help them, their organizations and by extension our communities be stronger. I've had an interesting time over that past 6 months and I'll talk a bit more about it in the coming weeks. For now I'm working on my capacity to help 'leaders' through coaching, mentoring and advising. Folks, I'm not going anywhere! And I hope to connect with you again soon. Robert
    Apr 08, 2016 4:45 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Apr 07, 2016 7:12 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Apr 07, 2016 2:21 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour

November

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    My last facebook post on this page: I want to take one more opportunity to thank everyone who supported me in my time as Member of Parliament. I’m proud of what we accomplished in Ottawa and here at home. Please take note of my new email address should you wish to reach me: Robert@simonchisholm.com And you can find me on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/robert.chisholm.16 I’d also like to share some very exciting news... Matt Spurway was the best community outreach assistant an MP could ask for. He put in more time than he was asked, took calls from countless residents, and spent a lot of time out in the community, making a contribution wherever he went. Now he is running for city council! Matt will be an outstanding councillor and representative for the residents of District 6 (Harbourview – Burnside – Dartmouth East). He is really smart, very hard working, and most of all, he cares about people. The by-election is on January 23. I strongly encourage you to check out his website: http://www.mattspurway.com/ Like his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DartmouthMatt/ And follow him on twitter: https://twitter.com/MatthewSpurway Thank you again, please stay in touch.
    Nov 30, 2015 1:34 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour

October

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    I'm so grateful to have served the people of Dartmouth-Cole Harbour as MP for the past 4 years. My team and I worked hard and are proud of the contribution we made to making lives better and our community stronger. I've met and worked with some incredible people and am a better person for that opportunity. Thanks to Matthew and Kelly who were the backbone of our community work. They were tireless in their efforts to reach out and help. So too were the people who worked with me in Ottawa as we focused on bringing the strongest voice possible to the issues our constituents considered most important. Thanks Kate, Peter, Brandon and Allyson. Thanks also to Breanna, Charlie, Michaela, Meaghan and others who helped at various times in the offices. Thanks to everyone who worked in this campaign. It was incredibly long and my energy was bolstered every day by seeing all the wonderful volunteers pitching in. We had a fantastic campaign team who were tireless in their dedication to reaching out to voters with our message. And thanks most of all to Paula, who put up with me being away so much and yet who supported me constantly. I hope you and the cat will be able to adjust to me being around so much more! Good luck to our new MP Darren Fisher and new Liberal Government, there is much work to be done.
    Oct 20, 2015 6:34 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Over the past four and a half years, I’ve worked as hard as I can for the people of Dartmouth – Cole Harbour. With the help of my outstanding constituency staff, Kelly and Matthew, we’ve put a high priority on casework and community outreach. I’ve also been very active on local issues like redeveloping Shannon Park and protecting our lakes and rivers. And in Ottawa, I fought hard against Stephen Harper’s bad decisions and proposed important legislation like my bill to protect the EI fund from misuse. You can be guaranteed that I’ll keep fighting for you every day on the issues that matter the most - no matter who is in power. On October 19th I ask for your vote.
    Oct 17, 2015 11:52 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Over the past four and a half years, I’ve worked as hard as I can for the people of Dartmouth – Cole Harbour. With the help of my outstanding constituency staff, Kelly and Matthew, we’ve put a high priority on casework and community outreach. I’ve also been very active on local issues like redeveloping Shannon Park and protecting our lakes and rivers. And in Ottawa, I fought hard against Stephen Harper’s bad decisions and proposed important legislation like my bill to protect the EI fund from misuse. You can be guaranteed that I’ll keep fighting for you every day on the issues that matter the most - no matter who is in power. On October 19th I ask for your vote.
    Oct 17, 2015 6:15 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Joel Plaskett is a great ambassador for Dartmouth and he cares a lot about Canada. His support means a lot to me.
    Oct 16, 2015 2:11 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Of the three parties who may form government next week, only the NDP will bring positive change to Ottawa.
    Oct 16, 2015 3:43 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    The NDP is the only party with a strong plan for electoral reform and it will make a huge difference in Canadian politics. (for a captioned version of this video, visit: https://youtu.be/tANxMU-v5wM) It will build co-operation into the system where now we have conflict. It will lead to much better representation of minorities, women, and people with disabilities in Parliament. And it will ensure every vote counts by making the number of seats each party has in the House reflect the votes they received across the country.
    Oct 15, 2015 1:57 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Only Tom Mulcair and the NDP are ready to say no to this secret trade deal. The TPP "contains provisions that would make it easier for companies from TPP countries to bring temporary foreign workers to their operations in Canada. "Employers from some of those countries would also be exempt from a wage floor Ottawa established in 2014 to ensure foreign workers on intracompany transfers are paid the prevailing wage for their occupation."
    Oct 15, 2015 3:01 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    One of my many great memories from this extra-long campaign: Joel Plaskett sings Nowhere With You for us (and with us) at Two If By Sea Cafe in Downtown Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Great job on the video John Wimberly!
    Oct 14, 2015 4:54 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    There has been renewed attention on the NDP approach to marijuana, and how it differs from the Liberals. Here is what I had to say about it at the Student Vote event at Prince Andrew High School this week. (for a captioned version of this video, visit: https://youtu.be/gTONA_ezOr4)
    Oct 14, 2015 2:05 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    (for a captioned version of this video, visit: https://youtu.be/8-srWXrSPaE) I’m so proud of the NDP plan to finally start creating good quality, affordable childcare spaces all across Canada. Studies show a system like this pays for itself because more people are working and getting training they need, and fewer people need social assistance or other government benefits. And as was pointed out at the round table on childcare I hosted in Cole Harbour, a plan like this will also help lift thousands of kids and their families out of poverty and it would give many of our kids a better start in life.
    Oct 13, 2015 2:25 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    I have so much to be thankful for every single day. I'm especially thankful for the 35 wonderful years I've been with Paula and for our incredible daughter Jessie. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Oct 12, 2015 4:10 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    (for a captioned version of this video, visit: https://youtu.be/oE9YwKqL6as) The NDP will protect pension income-splitting for seniors but we must do more that that to improve retirement security in Canada. With an NDP government, pensioners can be sure that a promise made is a promise kept. We will never seek to reduce pension benefits or increase their cost to Canadians after they retire. We will scrap developing plans to allow some employers to convert defined benefit plans into riskier target benefit plans. And we will move to protect workers pensions if a company goes bankrupt. The NDP will also restore OAS eligibility age to 65 from 67,increase GIS for low-income seniors by $400-million, and begin the work to expand the CPP.
    Oct 11, 2015 7:24 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Please join me in welcoming Tom Mulcair back to Dartmouth this Wednesday morning at Alderney Landing!
    Oct 10, 2015 3:01 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Oct 10, 2015 10:06 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    I'm proud the NDP has put healthcare front and centre in our platform with real investments in mental health for youth, hiring more doctors, and improving long-term and home care.
    Oct 10, 2015 8:08 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    (for a captioned version of this video, visit: https://youtu.be/7lF9-P__qvI) An NDP government will repeal Bill C-51.
    Oct 09, 2015 3:05 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Advance polls are open Friday, October 9 through Monday, October 12 from 12pm - 8pm. Your voter information card will indicate the advance polling location where you must vote. If you are not sure of where to go or have not received a VIC, contact Elections Canada at 1-866-204-8445
    Oct 09, 2015 6:55 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    (for a captioned version of this video, please visit: https://youtu.be/w45bcSyOhAE) As MP for Dartmouth – Cole Harbour for the past four years, the issue I’ve probably heard the most about is affordability, and no wonder. Household debt has reached record highs and the cost of everything seems to keep going up. Did you know that Canadians spend more than $400-million every year in ATM fees just to access their own money? That’s outrageous. The NDP will cap ATM fees at a reasonable rate and we will also crack-down on payday lenders. With the price of gas staying stubbornly high, the NDP will create a Gasoline Ombudsman to investigate complaints and make recommendations. We’ll also work on affordable prescription drugs, affordable housing, and provide more support for low-income seniors and families. Life is expensive and the government must find ways to help.
    Oct 08, 2015 2:48 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Oct 07, 2015 6:32 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    My letter to the editor in today's Herald: Re: “EI key election issue for some in Nova Scotia,” (Oct. 3). Our Employment Insurance system is an important part of Canada’s social safety net. After years of Liberal and Conservative cuts, it is in bad shape and only the NDP is committed to fixing it. After raiding more than $50 billion from the EI fund, Liberals and Conservatives insist they want the power to do it again. Only the NDP will protect the EI fund from governments who would use that money for their own purposes. I tabled a private member’s bill to do just that and I’m proud it’s become an important part of our platform. Only the NDP will undo the damage caused by the Harper Conservatives’ cuts in 2012. While the Liberals claim they will, it’s simply not true. They won’t even fix the “working while on claim” system or rehire desperately needed staff to reduce wait times. Only the NDP will make eligibility rules fair across the country and close the loophole that punishes working moms who lose their jobs after taking maternity leave. To clarify a misstatement in your article, we’ll also extend sick benefits from 15 weeks to 45 weeks and nearly quadruple the number of people who qualify for compassionate care benefits. All of these commitments have been fully costed and can be paid from within the EI fund with no increase in premiums. That’s what working Canadians deserve, and that’s what an NDP government will deliver. Robert Chisholm is the incumbent NDP MP, Dartmouth-Cole Harbour
    Oct 07, 2015 6:19 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    People work hard in Dartmouth – Cole Harbour, but for many it’s becoming very difficult just to find a job. It’s even harder to find a good job, instead of something part-time or low-wage, with little to no benefits or job security. What the Conservatives have been doing is clearly not working. An NDP government wants to help create good jobs with cuts to the small business tax rate, investments in local infrastructure and transit, and support for businesses that invest in themselves. We’ll also be more supportive of the green economy which is growing by leaps and bounds, and we’ll do more to protect and support good quality public jobs like the ones we have in this community with DFO, the CBC, and Canada Post. For a version of this video with closed captioning, visit: https://youtu.be/Q4apRPg63lk
    Oct 06, 2015 4:22 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Lakes and rivers have played a defining role in our community for hundreds of years, and they still do today. I’m proud of my work to protect lakes and rivers across Canada and I’m especially proud to have engaged with so many people in Dartmouth – Cole Harbour who put their time and effort into this important work right here at home. Your passion and expertise is an incredible resource and it’s an honour to be there for you to do whatever I can to help. For a version of this video with closed captioning, visit: https://youtu.be/OXfTwOeXHRA
    Oct 05, 2015 3:33 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    On Wednesday night I'll be representing the NDP in an all-candidate forum about accessibility and disability. These are important issues that need to be discussed. Thank you to the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities and their partners for hosting this event.
    Oct 05, 2015 11:17 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    When Tommy Douglas brought Medicare to Canada, he knew it was just the beginning, that there was more work to be done. Since then our health-care needs have grown and changed dramatically. New Democrats will bring a new era of quality health care, where Canadians need it, when they need it. We have a vision and we are ready to start now. We’re focusing on improved care for seniors with increased investments in home care and long-term care, high quality palliative care, and an Alzheimer and Dementia Strategy. We will support faster access to health care professionals closer to home by funding new clinics and helping to hire more doctors, nurse practioners, nurses and other health professionals. We will get to work on building a comprehensive national strategy on mental health including a significant investment in a Mental Health Innovation Fund for Children & Youth. We will focus on reducing the cost of prescription medication by 30% with a bulk purchasing program as we aim for a Universal Pharmacare program. I’m proud to have been your MP for the past four years. On October 19 please give me your vote and I’ll continue to work hard for you. *For a version of this video with closed captioning, visit: https://youtu.be/Tajcd9OO5ZY
    Oct 04, 2015 1:39 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Oct 03, 2015 6:09 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Today is Treaty Day in Nova Scotia. It’s an opportunity for us to take a moment to honour and recognize the long-standing relationship Nova Scotia has with the Mi'kmaq. It’s a relationship that is getting stronger, to the benefit of all Nova Scotians, thanks to mutual respect and productive dialogue.
    Oct 01, 2015 6:31 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour

September

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    I was pleased when the NDP brought the idea of a Parliamentary Science Office forward in the House of Commons and I'm even more pleased it's a part of our campaign platform. We face some serious challenges and some big opportunities. Especially with this generation of younger Canadians, many of whom are eager to pursue science and use their knowledge and effort to make Canada and the world a better place, we need a government that respects and supports scientists. We need to give science a voice in our decision making process and we need it to be free from the political interference it has been subjected to under the Harper Conservatives. As Tom said, we need evidence-based decisions, not decision-based evidence.
    Sep 30, 2015 4:54 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Joel Plaskett performing at a Robert Chisholm rally in Dartmouth, filmed beautifully by John Wimberly.
    Sep 29, 2015 4:51 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Our half-time show a couple of weeks ago was a blast and having Joel Plaskett play for us was an incredible treat. This song in particular, and the context Joel puts it in, was really moving. Thank you Joel, for being so engaged and for speaking out on issues you feel strongly about. Thank you for being such a great ambassador for, and champion of, Dartmouth, and of the arts community. And thank you for your support, it means a lot to me.
    Sep 29, 2015 2:40 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Sep 29, 2015 11:45 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Happy birthday to a great colleague and friend, Megan Leslie!
    Sep 29, 2015 11:39 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Today the NDP released our Plan for Supporting Canadians with Disabilities. An NDP government will: • Introduce a Canadians with Disabilities Act which will seek to eliminate systemic barriers that Canadians with disabilities face; • Develop a National Action Plan to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; • Work with provinces, territories, indigenous communities and disability organizations to review and coordinate income supports; and • Defend the rights of Canadians with disabilities by reinstating the Court Challenges Program and fixing the CPP disability appeals process. Two million Canadians with disabilities do not have access to the supports they need. We clearly must do better and with an NDP government, we will.
    Sep 29, 2015 10:16 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Voting is as important to our democracy as food is to our bodies. If we don’t eat, we die. If we don’t vote, democracy dies. And just like it matters how we eat and what we eat, it matters how we vote and who we vote for. We often hear stories about voter turnout dropping or how younger people don’t vote as much as older people. Why does that matter? First of all, political parties who want to win elections will spend more time and energy appealing to people who vote. If you want to see issues you care about getting some attention, you need to get involved. When fewer people vote, it takes fewer people to win. The system is clearly broken. Only the NDP has a plan for proportional representation to make sure every vote counts. Sometimes people say they don’t vote because it doesn’t matter who is elected. It does matter. You can bring about change on the issues that matter the most to you but only if you get involved. Pay attention to politics, speak to you candidates, and tell them what you think. Most importantly, vote. Because when our democracy is strong and healthy, so is Canada. Election Day is October 19 but you don’t have to wait to vote. For more information about how and where to vote, contact Elections Canada at 1-866-204-8445 or the local returning office for Dartmouth – Cole Harbour at 902-469-7930.
    Sep 28, 2015 7:53 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    My nomination meeting last November was an opportunity to explain my reasons for seeking re-election, and why I know the NDP is the best choice for Canada. Thank you to my nominators, Michaela and Judie, and to all the volunteers who helped make the evening such a success. Thank you to my colleagues who were there to support me, Tom Mulcair, Megan Leslie, and Peter Stoffer. Thank you to the hundreds of people who came out to show their support that night, and continue to do so throughout this campaign. And most of all, thank you to my wife Paula. Paula and I have been working together on social justice issues for over 35 years and I can’t imagine being engaged in this project without her. (to see a version with closed-captioning, please visit: https://youtu.be/pcA4JkrDaJ0)
    Sep 25, 2015 2:42 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    I was so pleased to have been invited to welcome people to the Opening Ceremonies of the U12 Girls Softball Atlantic Tournament and (with the help of Teaghan) congratulate the players for their dedication, hard work and success over the season. I also recognized the commitment and support of the parents/guardians and coaches. Team sports are not just about practices and playing games but fundraising, long drives and nights in motels/hotels. They're also about creating bonds within our community that make it stronger, and that's really important. There was an incredible moment when everyone recognized Cole Harbour Comets player Haley who is undergoing treatment for cancer. There wasn't a dry eye in the house!
    Sep 25, 2015 4:17 am | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour

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