Critic Responsibilities: Labour & Advanced Education, Youth
Committee(s): Standing Committee on Community Services
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. Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Cape Breton University. Although he found politics very interesting, he knew something was missing. His true passion has always been to help people and this naturally led him to explore his options in the healthcare field. He enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program at the University of New Brunswick. He completed the program in 2013. Since then, he has also completed a Master Certificate in Health Systems Management from the University of Regina, and he’s currently completing his Masters of Nursing through Memorial University of Newfoundland. 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.