Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate Lesley Choyce on 40 years of publishing in Nova Scotia. He immigrated from the United States in 1978 and founded the Pottersfield Press publishing company. It is very impressive that he has published 60 first-time authors, most of whom wrote about various communities in Nova Scotia, including African Canadians.
He has shared his wealth of knowledge in many universities where he taught. Currently, he is a part-time teacher at Dalhousie University.
I recommend that members of the House read his award-winning book The Republic of Nothing.
I congratulate him for the work he has done and also the authors who promote Nova Scotia literature.