ST.JOHN’S – Nick Whalen, troche St. John’s lawyer and Liberal Party treasurer, cialis has officially received the “green light” from the Liberal Party of Canada to seek the party’s nomination in the riding of St. John’s East.

“Working through the rebuilding years of the Liberal Party has been a wonderful experience,” said Whalen, who is treasurer of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland & Labrador. “When I returned to St. John’s with my family in 2009, elections were looming, and the results were disappointing. After the elections, I was elected treasurer and then president of the St. John’s East Federal Liberal Association. We were able to bring new voices into the party and modernize our approach to politics. I am proud of what we have accomplished since 2011.”

“My father has always been a role model, and I have always tried to live up to the principles of dedication and hard work he instilled in us as kids.” Whalen’s father, Norm Whalen, was party president and campaign manager when Clyde Wells was elected premier.

“The Harper government is bad for Canada and worse for Newfoundland & Labrador,” said Whalen. “St. John’s East needs strong representation in Ottawa. When a new government addresses issues like wages, demographics, access to housing, healthcare and childcare – issues important to this riding – we need to know they will take the concerns of the Northeast Avalon into account. I can effectively serve our riding in this capacity.”

Whalen’s professional credentials confirm his ability to serve. He is a lawyer (McGill LL.B. 2001), professional engineer (Queen’s University B.Sc. (eng) ’96, M.Sc. (eng) ’98), patent agent, and partner with the law firm McInnes Cooper.

Whalen was raised in the riding. After he and his wife, Dr. Sarah Noble (also from St. John’s), completed their professional training, they returned home to raise their family here. “We have noticed a much greater wealth disparity in the city than when we were kids. Little to no progress has been made in adapting public services to dual income families – yet most families require two incomes. Liberal Party economic policies can address these concerns and improve the economy. We cannot simply rely on community organizations to help people get by.”

Nick actively contributes to a number of volunteer organizations. Currently, Nick is a director of the Parkinson Society of Newfoundland & Labrador, a director on the Newfoundland and Labrador Angel Network, an elected member of the Bishop Feild Elementary parent teacher association, pro bono counsel to the Gospel Folk Seniors Choir, and a director and the corporate secretary of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy of Canada.

“A contested nomination is good for democracy. It is great to be competing for the opportunity to run as the Liberal candidate for St. John’s East. My team and I are ready for the nomination contest and I am asking people to sign up at www.whalen.ca to support my nomination.”

For more information, visit www.whalen.ca, or contact his campaign manager, Luke O’Brien, at

info@whalen.ca

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Jeremy Reynolds
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BIOGRAPHY: Nick Whalen
Nick lives in the riding with his wife, Dr. Sarah Noble, and two young children. He was born and

raised in St. John’s before studying engineering at Queen’s University (B.Sc.(eng) ’96, M.Sc.(eng) ’98) and law at McGill University (LLB ’01). He speaks French fluently and also speaks conversational German.

Nick is a partner at the law firm McInnes Cooper where he practices corporate commercial law, energy law and intellectual property law. He began his legal career in Toronto with boutique intellectual property law firm Deeth Williams Wall, and then practised with corporate law firm Stikeman Elliott. Their family moved home from Toronto in 2009 after Sarah finished her specialized training in Emergency Psychiatry.

Nick has been a lifelong member of the Liberal Party, having volunteered on many campaigns in his youth and while living in Toronto. After the elections of 2011 he took up the torch as a more active party volunteer. He is currently the treasurer of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador, president of the St. John’s East federal riding association and past president of the Signal Hill Quidi Vidi provincial district association.

Within the community, Nick volunteers in numerous capacities, including as:

  • a director and corporate secretary to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (Canada);
  • a director of the Parkinson Society Newfoundland & Labrador;
  • pro bono counsel to The Gospel Folk Seniors Choir;
  • a minor soccer coach with Feildians Athletic Association;
  • an elected member of the Bishop Feild Elementary parent teacher association; and
  • player/manager of the Duke of Duckworth Mens Masters Soccer Team.

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