Tim Halman was a teacher in the social studies department at Prince Andrew High School for 13 years. Growing up in the film business, he felt a call to duty in 2015 following the cuts to the film tax credit. Together with his wife Ginette Thibault-Halman, Tim made the decision to leave his teaching position and run to be MLA to stand up for what he feels is right. Unfortunately, after a hard-fought battle with cancer, Ginette passed away in 2017.
For over a decade, Halman has worked to engage youth in the political process, he has helped orchestrate the student vote at Prince Andrew since 2011, and in 2014 was named Canada’s Everyday political citizen of the year. In 2015, he was nominated by the Halifax Regional School Board for the Superintendents Award for Teaching Excellence. In the past, Halman has volunteered with Big Brothers/Sisters. He has been involved in the development of youth in athletics and has served as athletic director at Prince Andrew High School, and team manager to his local rugby team since 2006 along with volunteering with the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation.
Since May 2017, Tim has served as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Dartmouth East. Tim has taken on critic portfolios including Justice, Nova Scotia Lands, and Youth. Tim is currently critic for Education and Early Childhood Development. In his time in the legislature, Tim has presented several bills. He has worked with teachers and parents to introduce a bill for classroom mental health first aid kits for students, and attempted to reduce red tape for affordable housing developers. Tim believes in holding the government to account, and pursuing changes to strengthen our great province.
Tim resides in Dartmouth with his fiancee Christine, and their four children: Sophie, Emma, Ella and Christopher.