Gary Burrill and the NDP mount an effective opposition in fall sitting

November 10, 2016

For immediate release.

HALIFAX – The fall sitting of the Nova Scotia legislature wraps up today on a high note for the NDP. The Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act passed Third Reading and received Royal Assent from the Lieutenant Governor today. The legislation expands whistleblower protections for more public employees, including teachers, nurses and others.  Throughout the session the NDP Caucus has also worked to hold the McNeil Liberals accountable on issues like long-term care, the doctors shortage, a possible teachers’ strike, clear-cutting, and more.

“The NDP is on the move. Since the last election we have won two by-elections and successfully passed legislation, all the while holding the Liberals accountable for their cuts to seniors care and lack of action on the doctor shortage,” said Gary Burrill, Leader of the Nova Scotia NDP. “The NDP is the only effective and constructive opposition to the McNeil Liberals.”

The NDP was the only opposition party to successfully pass a piece of legislation in the Liberal-controlled legislature.

By the numbers:

  • New Democrats introduced 30 pieces of legislation.
  • New Democrats asked 101 questions to Ministers.
  • New Democrats made over 149 statements on pressing issues.
  • New Democrats passed 1 new law, even with a Liberal majority in the Legislature.


For more information, contact Kaley Kennedy at 902-229-6881 or kaley.kennedy@novascotia.ca.