Truro-Bible Hill-Milbrook-Salmon River
Truro - Bible Hill - Milbrook - Salmon River
35 Commercial St, Suite 212
MLA Office: 902-897-9266
Lenore is a Member of the Legislative Assembly representing the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River since June, 2009.
A popular and hard-working politician known for her integrity and compassion, in her capacity as NDP Critic for Education & Early Childhood Development Lenore has earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for Teachers, Educational Assistants and school staff, as well as affordable & sustainable Day Care.
As Status of Women Critic she has become a popular speaker for Women’s rights, equality, entrepreneurship, and freedom from violence and sexual abuse (including human trafficking and Non-State Torture).
As Critic for Film & TV and also Communities, Culture, & Heritage she has been a tireless champion for the Creative Economy.
As Environment Critic she has been actively involved in preventing Fracking, the Alton Gas project, the spraying of Glyphosate on Nova Scotia’s woods, and Climate Change – in particular the mitigation of flooding.
As Aboriginal Affairs Critic she has been an ally in the struggle for Mi’kmaq Rights, for the need to enact the Truth & Reconcilation Calls to Action in Nova Scotia, and the need to bring justice and an end to the shameful legacy of Canada’s “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women”.
Lenore has also been active in creating more inclusive, affirming, and multicultural communities. Her Private Member’s Bill “An Act to Prevent Environmental Racism” was the first of its kind in North America.
Lenore has been active with her NDP caucus at creating anti-poverty legislation pertaining to greater financial equanimity to lessen the gap.
On a personal level Lenore has devoted much of her time to Mental Health issues including the growing problem of youth addiction for which she was named a national spokesperson for the Canadian Alliance of Mental Illness and Mental Health.
Lenore is also an award-winning actor, writer and producer with 33 years of experience in Film, TV, Radio, Animation, and Theatre. She now enjoys mentoring a new generation of young performers in her community.
Lenore was honoured to be the recipient of a national ACTRA Award for Best Actor, a two Coast Readers Awards for her work as MLA in 2015 and 2O16, and the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Lifetime Award for Service to Community and Country.