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About Mike Kelloway

His story starts with community.

A lifelong resident of Cape Breton—Canso, Mike Kelloway knows that positive change starts with community.


That’s why Mike has worked hard to become a local leader in Cape Breton and northeastern Nova Scotia. His passion for community development and economic development is defined by his desire to have an impact on those around him.

Mike grew up on Chapel Drive, in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, just a short walk from St. Anne’s School. The only child of Michael “Mick” Kelloway and Delores Kelloway, Mike learned a lot about hard work from his parents.


To begin his post-secondary education, Mike pursued a Bachelor of Community Studies at nearby Cape Breton University (CBU). After graduating, Mike then took his passion for education to the next level and completed his graduate studies in Education from the University of Calgary.


His father’s coal mining work ethic, his mother’s tireless love, and the lessons learned though his education are the foundation of the formative values that drive Mike. His ultimate goal is to make Cape Breton—Canso a better place for his constituents.

Before entering federal politics, Mike’s career had taken him from youth worker, to entrepreneur, to college lecturer from the extension department at Cape Breton University. He continued on positions as a special project administrator at the Nova Scotia Community College. His titles have included Dean of Flexible Learning, Senior Manager of Customized Learning and Entrepreneurship, and most recently, Community Innovation Lead for Cape Breton and northeastern Nova Scotia.

Mike was elected as Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso in 2019.


He is a strong advocate for healthcare and community economic development, and a powerful voice for Cape Breton—Canso on Parliament Hill.


Mike keeps his constituents top-of-mind through his in various committees and interparliamentary groups — including the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, as well as  provincial, regional and national caucuses. 


Mike credits his family, friends and role models for giving him the time and space to discover his passions.


Through social development, a deep belief in the importance of volunteerism, and a relentless desire to make our community a better place, Mike Kelloway believes in the potential of Cape Breton—Canso and its people.

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