Family, Community & Service

Family, Community & Service

I want to be part of a new generation of community leaders taking up the challenges of our city. Together we can build a city that our children will be proud to call home. Now is not the time to let up or rest on our laurels. Now is the time to charge boldly ahead.

Family
Born in this great city, Halifax has always felt like home for me. I am a husband and a father of two young boys. This community is where we made roots. It’s the place where my children will grow up and the place where they will build memories. I love them deeply and want them to grow up in the best city in Canada, one that we all can be proud of. I have learned over the years, that to lead this city you need to love this city and its people like family. I am determined to be a strong voice in Halifax, believing it’s time for a change and new directions in this great city of Halifax. I understand the need for strong leadership in Halifax and I vow to work every day to ensure the area I represents has a say in our city’s future.

Community
John has also been active in his community as a volunteer with many organizations including his church, Scouts Canada and our local school. He is an executive member of the Sheldrake Home Owners Association, founding member of the Nova Scotia Paramedic Society, and additionally involved in the following community groups: St. Margaret’s Bay Water Quality Committee, Sheldrake Lake Aeration Project, Honey Bee Society of Halifax, Red Cross, Bay: Relay for Life, BTL Canada Day celebration and Nova Scotia Archaeology Society.

Service
John has works for Emergency Health Services Nova Scotia for over two decades as an Advanced Care Paramedic. He is trained to work on the Clinic Support Desk and as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher. He has also volunteered as a Firefighter and provided firefighter training throughout Nova Scotia. He participated in Operation parasol at CFB Greenwood, and was present during the search for survivors after Swissair 111 crashed. John as been featured and has written in local and international publications and has spoken at medical and business conferences throughout North America on various professional topics.