Deputy Caucus Chair
Critic Responsibilities: Education and Early Childhood Development; and Youth
Tim Halman was a teacher in the social studies department at Prince Andrew High School for 13 years. Growing up in the film business, he felt a call to duty in 2015 following the cuts to the film tax credit. Together with his wife Ginette Thibault-Halman, Tim made the decision to leave his teaching position and run to be MLA to stand up for what he feels is right. Unfortunately, after a hard-fought battle with cancer, Ginette passed away in March 2017, before an election was called. Halman believed that Ginette’s positive spirit lived on, and that it was in the best interests of his family to continue is candidacy through the election - especially in the midst of ongoing disputes with the provinces public school teachers. He felt it was important that his two daughters, Sophie and Ella, saw that you must press on regardless of the adversity life throws your way.
For over a decade, Halman has worked to engage youth in the political process, he has helped orchestrate the student vote at Prince Andrew since 2011, and in 2014 was named Canada’s Everyday political citizen of the year. In 2015, he was nominated by the Halifax Regional School Board for the Superintendents Award for Teaching Excellence.
In the past, Halman has volunteered with Big Brothers/Sisters and served on the jury to select the 2015 everyday political citizen and the youth citizen of the year. He has been involved in the development of youth in athletics and has served as athletic director at Prince Andrew High School, and team manager to his local rugby team since 2006 along with volunteering with the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation.
Tim resides in Dartmouth with his daughters Sophie and Ella.