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(From Globe and Mail.. Saturday, April 17, 2021)

The governments of Canada's four easternmost provinces have spent the past year enrolled in the COVID-19 gifted program.  Their early, aggressive action to suppress the virus and keep it down, allowing their economies to largely reopen, puts them on a par with the world's most successful curve crushers, from Austrialia and New Zealand to Japan and South Korea.

Karen Casey quote.. "Our thanks for the leadership of former Premier Stephen McNeil and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Strang.  This leadership began 12 months ago, and has protected us from COVID-19, and has allowed us to become the envy of the country.  Congratulations to both."







Mr. Speaker, let me take this opportunity to acknowledge and congratulate the residents of Portapique for their leadership, their strength and their resilience over the last 12 months. They have been harmed and hurt by the tragic events of April 2020 when 13 members of their community lost their lives. They bare scars that may never heal, but they have come together to strengthen and celebrate their sense of community spirit.

The Portapique Community Build Up Project was launched by the residents last year and it has become an important part of the healing process. It sees neighbours working together to renovate and expand the 200 year old community hall. It sees the development of sports fields, children’s playground, walking trails, multi-purpose courts, picnic area, and floral gardens. It has become a gathering place that embraces a sense of safety and community identity. It sees partnerships and support from organizations like the Boys and Girls Club in Truro, the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning in Dartmouth, the Lawrencetown Education Centre, the Rotary Club of Truro, the Municipality of Colchester and the Provincial Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage to name a few.

They have established the We Rise Again Fund to accept donations to support the project. Many individuals and organizations have been generous. They understand the purpose and in the words of one donor “it just feels good”.

I commend the community members for their bold initiative. In the midst of those tragic events, they will not let that define their community. This Build Up Project is such a beautiful way to honour and remember those 13 special souls who will always be in our hearts and minds.

Salvation Army NSCR Fund

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The Nova Scotia COVID Relief (NSCR) Fund was established by the Government of Nova Scotia from the Federal Safe Restart Agreement in April 2021. The $3.5 million fund supports low-income Nova Scotians who are struggling to pay their home heating or electric bill as a result of income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is administered by The Salvation Army.

The Fund provides one-time assistance to help Nova Scotians with their home heating costs or electricity bills. Each household may be eligible for up to $400 in support.

For more information CLICK HERE

For the NSCR Fund Application CLICK HERE

Vacc time

Our government is on track to give every person who wants a COVID-19 vaccine in Nova Scotia their first dose by the end of June. Health-care workers, staff and residents of licensed long-term care facilities will be fully vaccinated by the end of April.

We are implementing a flexible model of vaccine delivery, using community clinics, pharmacy clinics, primary care clinics, outreach clinics and mobile clinics. By May, we will be able to administer about 86,000 doses per week. Most Nova Scotians will continue to receive their vaccine when they become eligible by age and based on anticipated vaccine supply.

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Karen Casey Constituency Office


The office will continue to remain open during this period of COVID-19.  However, contact should be made by phone or email or appointment only.  Anyone entering the office will be required to wear a mask (can be provided) and practice social distancing (6 ft).

OFFICE HOURS:   Monday - Thursday

                                   8 AM – 3 PM

PHONE:  902-641-2200


Home Warming Program

We can all be comfortable in our home…..Winter and Summer!

HomeWarm smWe offer no-charge energy assessments and home upgrades to income-qualified homeowners. Know someone we can help? 


Contact Information

Our New Office Location
10653 HWY. 2, MASSTOWN
Debert, Nova Scotia  
B0M 1G0
(grey office building beside the Petro Can opposite the Masstown Market)
Phone: 902-641-2200
Fax: 902-641-2266
Send Karen an Email: Click Here
Monday – Thursday  8:30 – 3:30

Seniors Property Tax Rebate

This program provides a 50% rebate of Residential Municipal property taxes paid for 2018,up to $800.To be eligible, you must have received, or be eligible to receive, the Guaranteed Income Supplement(GIS) or the Allowance in 2019. Your 2018 Municipal Residential Property Taxes must be paid in full.The taxes must be in your name or include your name.

More Info.. Click Here

No Child Should Ever Go Hungry

Through Nourish NS, your Nova Scotia Liberal government is expanding the school breakfast program to provide a healthy breakfast to every single student in the province, five days a week.


Caregiver Benefit Program

About 600 more Nova Scotians will receive support for providing care to adults living at home through the expansion of the Caregiver Benefit Program.

For More Information CLICK HERE

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