$23 Million Investment into the Multiculturalism Program

Multifest, Dartmouth’s multicultural festival, was incredible! Over 45 years ago, Canada became the first country in the world to adopt a multiculturalism policy. Canadians are proud to live in a diverse and welcoming country and Multifest embodies this! But as diverse and welcoming as Canada is, we know that too many Canadians are facing [...]

Dalhousie University will Receive $635,000 to Monitor North Atlantic Right Whales in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence and in Roseway Basin

Today in Dartmouth on behalf of Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, I launched the Marine Environmental Quality Initiative as part of Canada's Oceans Protection Plan! Our endangered North Atlantic right whale, Southern Resident killer whale and the St. Lawrence Estuary beluga are vulnerable and matter to Canadians. We're investing $26 million in a number of projects [...]

$90 Million Investment to Upgrade a Very Deadly Stretch of Highway 104

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a $90 million investment to twin/upgrade a very deadly stretch of Highway 104! He singled out Fire Chief Joe MacDonald for his advocacy and tireless efforts to have this highway twinned. So many Nova Scotian's travel this highway, including numerous students headed to StFX University. I applaud everyone who [...]

Announcing $2.1 Million in Federal Funding to Upgrade the Alderney Landing Ferry, and Purchase 8 New Buses!

Happy to announce a $2.1 million investment through the Government of Canada’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund to help upgrade the Halifax and Alderney Landing Ferry Terminal pontoons, and help purchase 8 brand-new buses! These projects will improve Halifax Transit passenger experience and increase operational efficiency for a more sustainable transit system! MLA Brendan Maguire represented the [...]

Announcing a $350,000 Contribution to Easter Seals Nova Scotia

I am proud to announce a contribution of $350,000 to Easter Seals Nova Scotia so they can renovate their new Dartmouth location! This funding is provided through ACOA's Innovative Communities Fund and it's a game-changer - giving Easter Seals what they need to grow and continue to do incredible work in our community. With nearly 20% [...]

Announcing $460,458 in Investment for Dartmouth’s Spring Loaded Technology

Thrilled to announce a $460,458 investment from the Government of Canada, through ACOA's Business Development Program in Dartmouth's Spring Loaded Technology! Last June, Spring Loaded Technology launched Levitation™, the world’s first compact and powerful bionic knee brace. It's the only brace on the market that's designed to reduce forces in all three compartments of the [...]

Announcing a $500,000 Contribution to Help Precision BioLogic Continue to Make a Difference

Companies in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour are doing incredible things. From clean tech, to medical and laboratory technology- we have a lot to be proud of. Yesterday I announced a $500,000 repayable contribution through ACOA's Business Development Program to Dartmouth's Precision BioLogic Incorporated! This funding will support Precision BioLogic’s continuing quest to research and develop improved [...]

Announcing a $3 Million Loan to Dartmouth`s MTI!

Today I visited Metamaterial Technologies Inc. to announce that the Government of Canada is providing a $3 Million repayable loan to MTI to help bring metaAIR eyewear to market! metaAIR is an optical filter that shields pilots, law enforcement and military personnel from the growing threat of harmful, potentially disabling laser strikes. Learn more: https://www.canada.ca/…/laser-protection-moves-from-lab-int… [...]