Colin Fraser is the Member of Parliament for the riding of West Nova, and a Member of the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Yarmouth native and successful lawyer, Colin is a strong voice in Ottawa for all West Nova residents – believing it’s time for a change and new direction in Canada.
Colin holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Laws. Before becoming a lawyer, Colin worked as a tour guide at Rideau Hall. He was later selected by Veterans’ Affairs Canada to be a guide at Vimy Ridge, France.
Colin has been a leader in both his local and legal community. He has volunteered his time with the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation and South West Nova Transition House Association, in addition to serving as President of the Western Counties Barristers’ Society and President of the Yarmouth County Bar. Colin speaks both of Canada’s official languages and is a member of L’Association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle- Écosse (N.S. Association of French speaking lawyers).
Colin understands the need for strong leadership in West Nova and vows to work every day to ensure the area he represents has a say in Canada’s future.
From a young age, growing up in Hudson, Quebec, Peter Schiefke, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Youth), has had a passion for humanitarian, environmental and social causes. This led him to found a number of projects and organizations, including We Will Always Remember, which pays tribute to veterans, for which he was given a Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation in 2003.
Peter also cofounded the Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program (CVAP), a non-profit organization that helps victims of the civil war in East Africa. CVAP has received numerous awards over the years, including the 2008 Entraide, Paix et Justice award from Forces Avenir, and the 2010 YMCAs of Quebec Peace Medal. Until recently, Peter served as a member of CVAP’s Board of Directors, and was responsible for its fundraising efforts.
An expert in sustainable and community development, Peter cofounded and served as the President of Youth Action Canada, which promotes youth involvement in fighting climate change. More recently, he served as National Director of Climate Reality Canada, the Canadian division of an organization founded by former United States Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Al Gore, which seeks to educate people on environmental issues.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Concordia University and a Master of Science in Renewable Resources from McGill University.