Tim Halman, a recognized leader in education, is the Progressive Conservative Party’s candidate in Dartmouth East in the upcoming provincial election.
Halman was officially acclaimed the party’s standard bearer in the constituency on Thursday, June 16, 2016. Unfortunately, Halman's wife was diagnosed with cancer in October 2016 and he took a leave of absence to care for his wife and family. Ginette Thibault -Halman died on March 5, 2017. Halman believes Ginette's positive spirit lives on and believes deeply in continuing the campaign in order to fight for issues that matter to Nova Scotians.
Halman believes in the importance of making sure youth feel connected to their community. For over a decade, Halman has worked to engage youth in the political process and in 2014 was named Canada’s Everyday political citizen of the year for his work in this regard. In 2015, he was nominated by the Halifax Regional School Board for the Superintendents Award for Teaching Excellence.
Halman was a volunteer with Big Brothers/Sisters and served on the jury to select the 2015 everyday political citizen and the youth citizen of the year. Halman has been involved in the development of youth in athletics and has served as team manager to his local rugby team since 2006 along with volunteering with the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation.
Like many Nova Scotians, Halman is concerned with the lack of leadership and vision with the McNeil Liberals.
“Jamie Baillie is the only leader talking about issues that truly matter to Nova Scotians. From mental health services, to the film tax credit to education reform, Jamie Baillie is the leader that will grow our economy and position Nova Scotia to be prosperous,” Halman said. “I am honoured to join his team and work for improved access to mental health services, a competitive film tax credit, growing the economy and education reform.”
Baille says that Halman’s community engagement and outreach make him a great PC candidate for Dartmouth East.
“I have had many opportunities to witness firsthand Tim’s tireless efforts in his various volunteer community organizations,” Baillie said. “I know he will bring that energy and dedication to serve the people of Dartmouth East in the next PC government.”
Tim Halman has two daughters, Sophie and Ella, and they reside in Dartmouth East.