NDP Convention commits to ending Community College tuition

June 27, 2016

For Immediate Release

Halifax, NS – The policy convention of the Nova Scotia NDP was a resounding success.  Over 160 delegates debated various policy proposals, attended skill-building workshops, and assisted in developing the NDP’s platform for the coming provincial election.

New Nova Scotia NDP Leader Gary Burrill addressed the convention on Saturday morning, and received a sustained standing ovation.  Gary’s speech highlighted the Liberals’ failure to adequately address income inequality, poverty, and health care wait times.

“The Liberals’ record on health care wait times – not good enough. The Liberals’ record on income inequality – not good enough,” Burrill said, as the delegates called back “Not good enough!”

One of the policy resolutions adopted by the convention commits the NDP to eliminating tuition at the Nova Scotia Community College.

“By eliminating tuition at community colleges, we can re-open the doors to opportunity to a generation that’s had them shut,” explains Burrill.

The convention also elected a new executive.  Bill Matheson was elected as President of the Party.

“We are excited about and united behind the new direction of our Party,” said Matheson. “The NDP is ready to provide a principled and progressive alternative to the Liberals.”

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For more information please contact Kyle Buott at (902) 266-2068.