Bernadette Jordan was first elected on October, 2015. In addition to be a Member of Parliament for the riding of South Shore—St. Margarets, in Nova Scotia, she also has responsibilities as a Member on the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. A professional fundraiser and community activist, Bernadette Jordan is currently the Development Officer for Health Services Foundation in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, where she has spent the last eight years as part of a team raising millions of dollars for health care in her region. Bernadette has participated in community-level politics for over 30 years, having held positions such as the President of the Atlantic Community Newspapers Association and Earth Day Challenge Committee Chair. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from St. Francis Xavier University, is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Driven by a deep admiration and love for the region she lives in, Bernadette believes in economic development that creates jobs in Nova Scotia – in both traditional industries and new ones – while still remaining committed to protecting the environment. This regional understanding allow her to focus on the ideas and visions that best reflect the hearts and minds of the people in this community. Bernadette is happily married to her husband Dave and together they have raised three children: Isaac, Mason, and Rebecca.
Bill Casey is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Cumberland-Colchester. Bill Chairs the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Health and the Standing Committee on Health, and is a Member of a number of other committees.
Bill served as a Conservative MP from 1988 to 2007 and sat as an Independent until 2009 because of his strong opposition to the Conservative’s decision to break the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord. Initially elected as a Progressive Conservative, Bill now views Harper’s Conservatives as anything but progressive, and whole-heartedly believes that the Liberal Party of Canada reflects his own values. Retiring from politics in 2009, Bill moved to the public sector as the senior representative for Nova Scotia at the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs in Ottawa.
A 70-year resident of Cumberland–Colchester and a prostate cancer survivor, Bill is always looking to give back to his community and has volunteered with several local organizations including the Rotary Club. Bill is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and has been active in fundraising for cancer research and the YMCA in Amherst. Named “Best Constituency MP” by MacLean’s Magazine in 2009, he is an experienced parliamentarian who knows how to get results, and is ready to be a strong local voice in Ottawa.
The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament on October, 2015.
Seamus spent almost a decade as the host of Canada AM on CTV where he developed a deep appreciation for the country’s strengths and its unique place in the world. As a journalist, he traveled the globe, from Antarctica to Afghanistan, interviewing leaders and newsmakers about the most critical issues of the day. Earlier in his career, Seamus worked as senior policy advisor to former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Brian Tobin. He also worked as executive assistant to former provincial Justice Minister Ed Roberts.
Seamus holds a Master of Philosophy Degree from the University of Cambridge. He has studied politics at St. Francis Xavier University and University College, Dublin, and business studies at INSEAD in Paris.
He was a National Ambassador for Bell’s Let’s Talk campaign, working diligently to remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Sean Casey is the Member of Parliament for Charlottetown and is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
Sean was Managing Partner of the Charlottetown law firm of Stewart McKelvey. He joined Stewart McKelvey in 1989, becoming a Partner in 1993. He was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2008.
From 2003-2008, Sean worked with the family business, Paderno, as President of the Paderno Group of Companies. He worked extensively in strategic planning, financial management, operations and human resources. Sean elected to return to Stewart McKelvey and was named Managing Partner in 2008.
Always active at work and in his community, Sean has been President of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, chair of the Canadian Soccer Association National Appeals Committee, as well as Chair of Spud Minor Hockey Tournament. He has also volunteered with Holy Redeemer Church, the Canadian Soccer Association, Charlottetown Minor Hockey Association, Winsloe West Royalty Soccer Club, the PEI Marathon, and was an advisor on The Entrepreneur’s Forum.
A graduate of St. Francis Xavier and Dalhousie universities, Sean resides in West Royalty with his wife, Kathleen, and their two sons, Ryan and Dean. Sean is a keen sports fan, golfer and runner.
Serge Cormier is the Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
The son of an inshore fisher, Serge Cormier is a lifelong resident of Acadie–Bathurst and knows the riding’s strengths and issues well. Passionate about politics, a unifying force, and an exceptional community organizer, Serge will be a staunch defender of the interests of all Acadie–Bathurst residents and a long-awaited catalyst for change and renewal.
Serge began his career by acquiring a small company to finance his business administration studies. Later appointed Chief of Staff for various Government of New Brunswick departments, he organized and participated in several diplomatic missions at home and abroad, and worked on high-priority local economic issues. Serge continued as a policy analyst in the Office of the Official Opposition and as an assistant to the current Premier, the Hon. Brian Gallant, responsible for Northern New Brunswick.
Serge was a board member of the Caraquet Chamber of Commerce and organized several minor and adult hockey tournaments, and was involved in Club de golf Pokemouche for many years.
Serge and his wife, Anick, have two daughters and know the challenges facing young families. Serge wants to make Acadie–Bathurst an area in which young people will choose to settle.