Cape Breton East
Minister Responsible for the Office of Addictions and Mental Health
Minister of Communications Nova Scotia
Minister responsible for Youth
Brian Comer is a life-long resident of Cape Breton. Brian is a registered nurse who works at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. He knows the healthcare system is broken and he wants to advocate for better policies so Cape Bretoners can have a system that is responsive and efficient. He has found his niche in nursing and has been exclusively working in Mental Health and Addictions. He knows that the system is failing Cape Bretoners. He will advocate for better access to Mental Health and Addictions for Cape Breton. Brian grew up in Donkin with his mother Jean, his father John, and his younger brother Kyle. The majority of his early years were spent lobster fishing with his father, brother and uncles. Those years taught him the value of hard work, determination and loyalty. Brian has always been a believer in education and has a passion for learning. His true passion has always been to help people and this naturally led him to explore his options in the healthcare field. Brian is married to the love of his life Jennifer Comer, who is also a registered nurse. Together, they have a beautiful daughter, Maria, and on January 21st, 2020, they welcomed John Samuel Comer to the family.
A few of the key areas of focus for policy reform, include universal mental healthcare, reducing childhood poverty, increased access to primary healthcare, sustainable long-term economic growth and decreasing centralized decisions impacting the communities he represents.