Geoff Regan

Your member of parliament for


Halifax West

Geoff Regan

Your member of parliament for


Halifax West

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Let’s Talk #146: February 13, 2020

Join MP Geoff Regan and special guest Minister Tony Ince during 2020 African Heritage Month for an informative discussion about the Decade for People of African Descent.

What is the International Decade for People of African Descent?

In 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada would officially recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent. The Decade was proclaimed in 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly.

The objectives of the International Decade provide us with framework that includes promoting respect, protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of people of African descent, and encouraging a greater knowledge of and respect for the diverse heritage, culture, and contributions of these communities to society around the world.

How is Nova Scotia playing a role?
Now, Nova Scotia is doing its part through “Count Us In: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan in Response to the International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024.” This plan is designed to provide government with specific actions, strategic priorities and criteria to help eliminate the many challenges facing African Nova Scotians.

Come and join us on Thursday, February 13th from 7pm – 9pm at the Upper Hammonds Plains Community Centre to learn more about this initiative.