I am so sad to learn of the passing of the Hon. Bill Graham. What an education it was to serve on the Foreign Affairs Committee when he chaired it. He was a dedicated public servant, a minister who deftly managed hefty portfolios, and a person of compassion and integrity.
Very sorry to learn of the passing of former Speaker John Bosley, pictured here (2nd from right) with other Speakers when we gathered on November 6, 2017 to mark the 150th anniversary of the first sitting of the Parliament of Canada. My deepest sympathies to his family & friends.
Be a voter! Vote today!
Advance voting begins today and runs until Monday, Sept 13. You can vote at your assigned advanced polling station from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Learn more at elections.ca/content2.aspx?…
A friendly reminder to all those voting by special ballot this year, when writing in the name of your chosen candidate you must write their first and last name.
If you write only the name of their political party, your vote won't be counted. #ItsOurVote
Hello Halifax West! Did you know you can vote today? You can vote at the returning office (90 Lovett Lake Ct) every day until Sept 14 at 6 PM:
• Mon-Fri – 9 AM-9 PM
• Sat – 9 AM-6 PM
• Sun – 12 PM-4 PM
To vote, bring a photo ID & proof of address!
Consultations have opened earlier this week to help inform the modernization of EI.
You are invited to share your input and help the Government of Canada build an EI program that is better responsive to the needs of today’s workers.
Another strong month for job growth!
@StatCan_eng is reporting 94,000 jobs were created in July. These numbers bring us much close to restoring employment to pre-pandemic levels. We’re on our way to finishing the fight against COVID & safely reopening.
Today on #IndigenousDay, we celebrate the rich culture & heritage of Indigenous Peoples all across the world, including Canada. Let us also take a moment to reflect on the injustices that Indigenous people have suffered, & recommit to the important work of reconciliation.
Exciting news! Halifax is one of 7 cities selected for the newly launched National Urban Parks Program.
This new program will support the creation of a network of new national urban parks. 🏞️🌳
See here for more details: canada.ca/en/parks-canad…
This year, the House of Commons voted unanimously to designate Aug 1st as Emancipation Day. This is a significant date in the history of slavery in Canada, as the Slavery Abolition Act, which took effect on Aug 1, 1834, marked the end of slavery across most British colonies. 2/3
On August 1, as we mark Emancipation Day, we acknowledge the history of slavery in Canada, the awful injustices that were forced upon people of African descent, and the many contributions that people of African descent have made and continue to make in Canada. 1/3