Brendan Maguire’s surprising journey to provincial politics
Nova Scotia MLA Brendan Maguire. CBC
Brendan Maguire, the newly minted Liberal Halifax Atlantic MLA, has taken an unusual path to provincial politics.
Raised by abusive alcoholic parents and abandoned on a shopping centre bench as a child, Maguire was recently elected to the Nova Scotia legislature in a riding known for high unemployment and crime.
Now a politician with an unlikely past, Maguire says he aims to reach out to those battling their own demons and help them find a different path.
Watch the video above to learn more about Maguire’s journey from the CBC’s Stephen Puddicombe.
- Kent Hehr wants to be Calgary Centre MP
- Olympic hopeful Connor Taras talks about coming out
- Heritage Trust told to drop opposition to Halifax Convention Centre
- Olympic hopeful Connor Taras talks about coming out as gay
- Sloan, Rodriguez share Nova Scotia Open lead
- ATV crash claims life of 39-year-old Pictou County man
- Storm Arthur: Your photos
- Victor Boudreau's campground plans spark 49 appeals
- Will Halifax ever host a big outdoor concert again?
- Nova Scotia NDP wants help for spoiled food costs during outages
Jim Reed asks whether passenger planes should fly over warzones after reports said the MH17 plane was 'downed by missile shrapnel'.
Date 2 hrs ago, Duration 4:26, Views 5
Date 8 hrs ago 0:41
Tooltip Information:The fastest Rubik's Cube solver you've ever seenVideo by:Description: Antoine Cantin is the world record holder for Rubik's Cube solving at 12.56 seconds.Rating: 2.5Views: 900
Date 14 hrs ago 5:04
Tooltip Information:Damian Warner shatters men's decathlon 100m recordVideo by:Description: The Canadian impresses with a record time in Glasgow.Rating: 3.66Views: 2766
Date 2 hrs ago 1:24
Tooltip Information:Canadian Sultana Frizell repeats as Commonwealth hammer throw champVideo by:Description: Breaks own games record with throw of 71.97 metres.Rating: 4Views: 50