Colin Fraser was born and raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. He studied law in London, England and at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, earning his LL.B. in 2007. He returned to Yarmouth and was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2008.
Before becoming a lawyer Colin was selected by Veterans Affairs Canada to be a tour guide at Vimy Ridge, France. He conducted tours of WWI battlefield sites. He has extensive knowledge of the military’s important role in Canada, both past and present.
Colin practiced law as an associate until 2013 when he became a partner at his firm. Colin built up an extensive clientele throughout western Nova Scotia. His practice areas included criminal and family law, real estate, wills and estates, and civil litigation. He has argued cases at all levels of Courts in Nova Scotia, including the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
Colin has been a leader in the legal community serving as President of the Western Counties Barristers’ Society and President of the Yarmouth County Bar. He speaks both of Canada’s official languages and is a member of L’Association des juristes d’éxpression française de la Nouvelle- Écosse (N.S. Association of French speaking lawyers).
Over the years, Colin has been a leader in other organizations too, including the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation, Southwest Nova Transition House Association, and the Yarmouth Golf and Curling Club. He has previously been vice-chair of the West Nova Inclusive Employment Society and was a big brother with Big-Brothers Big-Sisters.
Colin is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. On October 19th, 2015 Colin was elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of West Nova. He proudly serves on the House of Commons standing committee on Veterans Affairs and also the standing committee on Justice and Human Rights.
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