Yesterday, our government tabled legislation to create a new, National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. When passed, this day of remembrance and commemoration would fall on September 30th. Our Minister of Heritage hopes to work with the provinces to develop historical and educational materials that could be presented in classrooms that remain in session each […]
Today Jaime announced our government is investing more than $2.6 million into Horizon Achievement Centre. Their new facility in Harbourside Commercial Park will meet the growing needs of this amazing organization which provides vocational training and employment services for adults with intellectual disabilities and those who face employment barriers. By funding this project we will […]
Yesterday Canadians heard the Speech from the Throne – clear direction on how to confront the challenge of COVID and move forward, to build a better, stronger, more resilient Canada. Around the world, nations are realizing that business as usual isn’t good enough. COVID-19 has exposed and brought attention to the vulnerabilities in our societies.Part […]
In June, as Chair of the Liberal Indigenous Caucus I stood in solidarity with the Parliamentary Black Caucus, co-signing a letter calling for clear, proactive measures to dismantles systemic racism in our institutions. I’m proud to see our government is acting quickly and concretely on that dialogue.
COVID-19 has further highlighted many existing challenges already facing Indigenous peoples. We’re working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities to support their immediate public health response. Today, we’re announcing: – $285.1 million to support the ongoing public health response to COVID-19 in Indigenous communities. The investment will fund community-led responses to the pandemic, and […]
In recognition of the challenges facing Canadian businesses and property owners, our Government has reached an agreement with all provinces and territories to implement the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses. This program will provide forgivable loans to commercial property owners who in turn lower the rent for their tenants by 75%.
Our farmers and agri-business owners across the agri-food industry are essential to our communities and our Government is fully engaged to help them through this unprecedented period. Today we announced over $250 million in direct funding as well as important changes to agriculture programs to support farmers, food businesses, and food processors who are working […]
These weapons are designed for the battlefield, not our communities. There is no worthwhile reason for civilians to have the privilege of owning them. There is no place in a safe, civil society for them. Exceptions will be made during the amnesty period for Indigenous owners. This will permit owners of the newly prohibited firearms […]
I’m happy to announce some good news for the province. Last April the government launched the ‘Reaching Home’ plan to tackle homelessness across the country. Reaching Home is a key part of our National Housing Strategy, aiming to reduce chronic homelessness nationally by 50% by 2027–28. As one part of this plan, the Mi’kmaw Native […]