McNeil government needs to return to square one on Bill 100

April 30, 2015

The McNeil government’s controversial Bill 100 is clearly flawed and needs to be scrapped, says NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald.

She made the comments after government introduced more than 20 amendments to the legislation moments before the Law Amendments Committee was set to begin hearing submissions from the public on the bill.

“The NDP has said from the beginning that Bill 100 is a bad piece of legislation that doesn’t respect the collective rights of workers in the university sector,” says MacDonald. “This bill needs to be pulled. The government needs to go back to the drawing board, consult with university faculty, staff and students, and then come back with a new bill that really does improve university accountability.”

MacDonald adds, “Just because the McNeil government has a majority does not give it the right to circumvent the legislative process. Hastily making two dozen amendments to a substantial piece of legislation that impacts thousands of Nova Scotians is not an appropriate way to govern.”