Martin Singh is a pro-business member of the NDP. He is a pharmacist and businessman who resides with his wife and three children in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia. In the federal NDP, Martin is the President of the Faith and Social Justice Commission. Martin is the treasurer for the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health (formerly Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada). Martin has chemistry, chemical engineering, and pharmacy degrees from Dalhousie University as well as a MBA from Saint Mary’s University. Martin is an active member of the Sikh faith and the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves. He also volunteers on a number of non-profit boards at the local, regional, and national level.
Martin’s main business activities include the following:
Principal and Founder
After a numbers of years of experience performing private investments with family and friends, Martin felt there was a need for an ethical investment company to serve members of his faith community and others outside of the Sikh faith who were interested in ethical investments. Amritdhari Investments is designed to provide potential investors with investing opportunities that meet their growth needs and goals while not compromising their principles and morals.
Since 2009, Martin has been responsible for developing and administering all parts of the organisation. These responsibilities include searching for new investing opportunities in the areas of factoring, subordinated debt, and mezzanine financing. Martin ensures that the new and existing investing opportunities meet with the ethical standards expected of the investors while working to ensure returns of between 8-15%.
Precision Health Group
Partner and Director
Martin grew up in an entrepreneurial family working in his father’s community pharmacy Forest Hill Drug Mart. With his brother Nathan, they later grew this pharmacy and expanded to a second location. Seeing opportunities for both horizontal and vertical expansion, Martin and Nathan joined with two other partners to create Precision Health Group (PHG). PHG now has 5 pharmacies and 6 care facilities (serving primarily clients in need of post-acute psychiatric residential care) located in both Nova Scotia and Ontario.
At Precision Health Group, Martin’s job responsibilities include all aspects of pharmacy operation as well as the delivery of health care in the care facilities. Business acquisition decisions, inventory management, human resources, pharmacy law and regulations, business development, and new product development are all areas that Martin is responsible for on a regular basis.