Gary Burrill and the NDP launch campaign at rally in Dartmouth

April 23, 2017

For immediate release.

DARTMOUTH – NDP Leader Gary Burrill launched the NDP’s election campaign today with a rally at Alderney Landing in Downtown Dartmouth.

“The McNeil Liberals have been a government of zeros. Zero new Collaborative Emergency Centres. Zero new nursing home home beds. Zero hub schools in rural communities – the Liberals can’t and won’t deliver on the things our people need,” said Burrill.

Burrill was joined by more than 30 NDP candidates from across Nova Scotia.

“Stephen McNeil and the Liberals keep telling people about all the things they say we can’t do and can’t afford,” said Susan Leblanc, NDP candidate for Dartmouth North. “In the NDP, we know we can actually get things done for people. We can invest again in our hospitals, our schools and our communities.”

“We can do so much better than a government that has cut funding to nursing homes and done nothing as the number of people without a family doctor continues to rise,” said Claudia Chender, NDP candidate for Dartmouth South. “I’m proud to be part of Gary Burrill’s NDP team and to be focused on what we can do for people.”

Leblanc and Chender served as MCs for the event.

While the election has yet to be called, it’s clear that the Liberals are using the powers of the provincial government for their own partisan electoral objectives. Over $85 million has been announced in the last few weeks in a pre-election spending spree.

“For three years, the Liberals have said we don’t have money to invest in classrooms, or in health care, or in seniors’ care. Now, Liberal cabinet ministers are making a dozen announcements a day. It’s gross,” said Burrill. “Our province can and must make the investments required to make sure our seniors have the care they need, that people can get a family doctor, and kids get the attention they need in the classroom. That’s what an NDP government will do.”

With the Legislature returning on Tuesday, Burrill will hold a press conference Monday morning at 10 am at Province House to outline the NDP’s legislative agenda and plan to hold the Liberals accountable for their failure to address the key issues impacting people in Nova Scotia.


For more information, contact Mike Poworoznyk at 902-225-7777 or provsec@nsndp.ca.