Central Nova MP Sean Fraser

Posted at 7:07 am on March 16, 2018

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser made a couple of funding announcements in Pictou County yesterday.

In New Glasgow, Fraser says the town will receive 44-thousand dollars through the Enabling Accessibility Fund towards the construction of an accessible playground at the West Side Community Centre. The total cost of the project is just under 70-thousand dollars, with the Community Centre contributing almost 14-thousand dollars, and the Town 12-thousand dollars through cash and in-kind contributions.

In Westville, Fraser announced a 21-hundred dollar grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program to the Heritage Group. The Heritage Group, based out of the Westville municipal building holds painting, line dancing, fitness classes and other activities.

The money will be used to purchase an amplfier for the instructor to use for their growing fitness classes, as well basic supplies for an art group, including paint, canvases and brushes.

Posted at 7:15 am on March 14, 2018

Stellarton’s Community Centre, near the Albion Ballfield is getting a facelift thanks to some help from the federal government. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser

Left to right: Paul Corbin, Director Community Development and Recreation, Town of Stellarton; Susan Campbell, Councilor Town of Stellarton; Danny MacGillivray, Mayor Town of Stellarton; Sean Fraser MP; Simon Lawand, Councilor Town of Stellarton; Susan Higdon, Clerk, Town of Stellarton.

says through the New Horizons for Seniors Funding Program, government is providing $,7,941 for the project.

The building has served many functions from a miner’s museum, a community library to the Stellarite Seniors Club. Now it’s home to many groups and clubs, offering programs to adults and seniors.

The money from the federal government will go towards a new air exchanger and heat pump, as well as new tables and chairs.

Posted at 9:39 am on March 2, 2018

Fraser says a theme in this budget is ensuring all Canadians have a fair shot at success and not just the wealthy.  He says that includes moving towards a national pharmacare program, and the Canada Workers Benefit which puts more money in the pockets of low income workers, and measures in gender equity.
Fraser says there’s also provisions in the document for Atlantic Canada.
Fraser says there’s also 75 million dollars funding for preventative measures in forestry to ensure the spruce budworm doesn’t wipe out our forests.

Posted at 9:21 am on February 28, 2018

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser was all smiles following a recent tour of the new home of CACL Antigonish and the Legion.  The two organizations recently moved into

CACL Wood Shop at Antigonish Legion/CACL Building

the former National Philatelic Centre.  Fraser says he was impressed with how the building has been transformed.

The federal government provided 625-thousand dollars towards the upgrade.
The building includes space for a legion museum and lounge, a conference room, a large hall that can be used for various functions including dances and weddings, a full purpose kitchen for baking and hosting events, space for small parties, print shop, wood shop and a café.

Posted at 1:37 pm on February 26, 2018

The Federal Government is providing funding to help education students at St. FX University obtain the digital skills they need for tomorrow’s classrooms.

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser has announced the federal government will give 340-thousand dollars for MediaSmarts digital skills training

Fraser says the latest funding follows an earlier announcement made at St. FX.


The money for this training comes from a 50-million dollar federal program called CanCode, aimed at giving students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 the opportunity to learn coding and other digital skills.

Posted at 9:32 am on January 10, 2018

The MP for Central Nova says that signing a parchment for renewed commitment toward peace and friendship is meaningful for reconciliation. Sean Fraser signed a

Sean Fraser

parchment at the People’s Place Library in Antigonish yesterday, which he says is a renewal of the relationship between the Mi’kmaq people and the ever expanding multicultural community of Antigonish.

The symbolic parchment was created by Mi’kmaw artist Loretta Gould and symbolizes truth and reconciliation, while acknowledging historic discriminations against indigenous communities. Fraser says that signing the parchment, along with the other levels of government is very symbolic:

Fraser adds that Gould is a very established artist, and he was given pieces of her art to keep in his Ottawa office. Fraser says that all Nova Scotia MP’s were given her artwork after a summit that was held with Provincial MP’s and Mi’kmaq chiefs.

Posted at 9:31 am on January 10, 2018

The local MP for Central Nova thinks that a visit from his boss to the province is a great idea. Sean Fraser was in attendance at last evening’s town hall featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Sackville.
Fraser says getting the tough questions from the people is important to the Prime Minister, and offers an insight into how the working class people are faring in the country:
When asked about his boss being in town, Fraser was quick to say that he considers his main boss to be the 75,000 people that he represents. Fraser says the economic growth that the country is experiencing is in part thanks to hard work at the federal level.

Posted at 9:10 am on December 29, 2017

The MP for Central Nova is pleased after 2017 saw a number of improvements in his riding, with more on the horizon. Sean Fraser says that year two in his seat was

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser

enjoyable and featured a number of highlights including a number of funding announcements and new legislation that will improve the quality of life for people in Central Nova.

Fraser says that one piece of legislation that is being worked on now will be welcomed news for people who live in the District of St. Mary’s:
Fraser says a personal highlight for him this year was partaking in a charity basketball game in Ottawa which raises money for kids in low income and at risk communities. Fraser says the group received money, and the Liberals defeated the Conservatives in the final to also take home bragging rights.


Posted at 9:49 am on December 22, 2017

The MP for Central Nova says that NAFTA negotiations have been both interesting and difficult for him. Sean Fraser says his background in International Dispute Resolution make this round of negotiations with the United States difficult because of lack on control from Canada’s side.
Fraser says that the current Trump administration’s “America First” approach to trade has made NAFTA talks a very one sided affair:
Fraser says he is impressed with the current government’s ability to keep everyone with a stake in the file informed and well educated. Fraser added that Canada is the number 1 exporter for products in 35 states.

Posted at 1:12 pm on November 23, 2017

The MP for Central Nova says he would like to thank residents of his riding who sent in cards for veterans on Remembrance Day. Sean Fraser put a request out to the public to send in cards, which would be hand delivered to a local veterans hospital.
Fraser says that the public responded well and sent in about 200 cards for veterans to receive. Fraser says that this Rememberance day for him proved to be a very moving experience:
Fraser says that the experience for him was excellent to be a part of, and he is thankful to have received as many letters as he did from the public