Liberal Candidate for Halifax Atlantic
Brendan Maguire was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as MLA for Halifax Atlantic in 2013 and was re-elected in 2017. In February 2021, Premier Iain Rankin appointed him Minister of Municipal Affairs.
Previously, he was Ministerial Assistant for Housing Nova Scotia, chaired the Private & Local Bills Committee of the Legislature, was vice-chair of the Community Services Committee, and a member of several other Standing Committees.
He was educated in IT and Political Science, managed a small business, worked as a sales representative and prior to his election, as a technician for the Halifax Water Commission. He has brought improvements to the many communities around the Halifax Atlantic riding including school upgrades, a new, modern high school, more walking trails and improved infrastructure. His early upbringing as an orphan and volunteer work with youth and families continues to fuel his passion for inclusiveness and social awareness throughout the riding.
Brendan lives in Herring Cove with his wife Rena and three children Oliver, Ruphina and Isla.
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Brendan championed better access to health services with the addition of the community Blood Collection Clinic in Spryfield and with the addition of a new Nurse Practitioner and family practice nurse. And more needs to be done.
The Liberal government announced in April 2021 that in addition to the 52 new physicians the province has attracted during the pandemic, more pathways for doctors and other healthcare professionals are being created to practice in the province. This includes international immigration, more seats at Dalhousie University medical school, competitive salaries, incentives and funding local recruitment organizations.
Safe, affordable housing for residents of all ages and incomes is critically important and Brendan has advocated for and attracted funding for upgrades and a new playground for the Greystone community, for public housing on Forbes Street and upgrades to Margaret Latter
As Ministerial Assistant for Housing in the previous government, Brendan was especially proud to help announce last July that the province will invest $25 million to address immediate investments recommended by the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission to increase affordable housing. This investment supports new affordable housing units, repairs to public housing, and building upgrades that will reduce emissions. The government will create an independent housing entity and look at modernizing laws and regulations around housing.
An especially proud moment in Brendan’s career was bringing three levels of government together to help remediate the construction and demolition site in Harrietsfied and providing reverse osmosis systems in homes and at Harrietsfield Elementary School to provide clean water.
Ensuring access to green spaces and the ocean has been part of Brendan’s vision from the beginning. Working with community leaders, people now have access to more walking trails with the establishment of Long Lake Park and walking trails at McIntosh Run. Converting Herring Cove Park Reserve to Herring Cove Park now ensures that generations to come will continue to enjoy the walking trails along the coast in Herring Cove.
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