Technology in today’s global world can be frightening for some elderly folks, including myself, especially when shopping or banking. New technology is taking control each and every day while the global world revolves around us. At...
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of district 6 in Inverness County for your support and faith in my ability to represent you as your councillor. On October 15, I was humbled by the voice...
Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. Democracy was defined by Abe Lincoln in the Gettysburg address as “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” While this is indeed an American...
Nova Scotia’s teachers went on strike recently for the first time in history. Students did not sit in class, but they learned one of the most valuable lessons of their lives – democracy in action. Many in my generation grew...
The Progressive Conservative Caucus is serious about shining the light on government decisions, holding them to account and allowing them the opportunity to discuss their decisions. That’s how democracy works and we are committed to fighting for it. Lately, the Liberal...
On March 8, International Women’s Day, women from around the world will join together with a shared purpose. We will reflect on the amazing strides we have made and how much more we have to do to achieve gender...
There are times when exemplary actions place individuals into categories where others give them the recognition that they deserve. Unfortunately, our society also tends to remember a person for committing something that is a horrific and infamous act. My praise...
The way we produce, consume and discard food is no longer sustainable. That much is clear from the newly released UN climate change report which warns that we must rethink how we produce our food —...
Canadians will elect a new House of Commons on October 21. We’ve already seen the political parties and their leaders staking out positions on an array of fundamental issues. Whether it’s climate change, taxes, employment, foreign policy,...
This week, I will be leading my third major agricultural trade mission to China, one of the most promising markets for our farmers and food processors. This will be the largest agricultural trade mission in Canada’s history, and we are...


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