NDP will reverse cuts to Valley nursing homes 

April 11, 2017

For immediate release.

KENTVILLE – NDP Leader Gary Burrill made a commitment in Kentville this morning that an NDP government will reverse the cuts to nursing homes in Kings County that have been made by the McNeil Liberals. Burrill was joined for the announcement by three NDP candidates, Stephen Schneider (Kings South), Ted Champion (Kings North), and Cheryl Burbidge (Kings West).

“What kind of a Premier, what kind of a government, cuts funding to seniors’ care?” asked Burrill. “The Liberals have cut nearly $600,000 from nursing homes in Kings county. This has meant compromised food quality, less programming for seniors, and fewer staff to care for residents.”

The NDP plan will see more than $8 million re-invested in nursing homes across the province, including the Wolfville Nursing Home, Wolfville Elms, Evergreen Home for Special Care, and Grand View Manor.

“Our seniors deserve better,” said Stephen Schneider, NDP candidate in Kings South. “I was incredibly disappointed to learn that Liberal MLA Keith Irving voted, not once, but two years in a row, to cut funding to nursing homes. I’m proud to be part of Gary Burrill’s NDP team and to be running on a clear commitment to provide better care for our seniors.”

Burrill was in Berwick last night for the nomination of Cheryl Burbidge (Kings West) and will be the guest speaker tonight in Kentville for the nomination of Ted Champion (Kings North). Burrill will spend the day today canvassing with Stephen Schneider (Kings South) in Wolfville.

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

Nursing home Amount cut by the McNeil Liberals
Wolfville Nursing home $124,754
Wolfville Elms $31,964
Evergreen Home for Special Care $247,039
Grand View Manor $196,224
Total $599,981