What they’re saying about Gary Burrill
June 17, 2016
Gary has been Leader of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party for almost four months. In that time, Gary and the NDP caucus have appeared in the media over 200 times.
Take a look at some of the new and exciting ideas the NDP is talking about.
A $15 Minimum Wage
‘People have to live:’ NDP to table $15 an hour minimum wage bill. By Haley Ryan, Metro News
“People have to have enough income to live.” By Nancy King, Cape Breton Post
“Burrill is right to push poverty onto the provincial agenda – an agenda that, at present, puts the balancing of the budget ahead of the real and pressing problem of poverty, particularly child poverty, in Nova Scotia” by Claire McIlveen, Local Xpress
A New Direction for the NDP
“The provincial NDP leader is out to prove his party is the one working for change.” By Matt Draper, Port Hawkesbury Reporter
NDP puts social issues at top of agenda. By Amanda Jess, New Glasgow News
“With time, voters will begin to move back towards the NDP, and when that happens, the party would be wise to not move away from them.” Editorial. Port Hawkesbury Reporter http://www.porthawkesburyreporter.com/2016/06/07/editorial-ndp-trying-to-avoid-mistakes-of-the-recent-past/
Serious concerns with ferry agreement, NDP Leader says. By Eric Bourque, Yarmouth Vanguard
An Environmental Bill of Rights
“Nova Scotia’s NDP wants to put more control of the province’s ecological future back into the hands of the people.” By Jacob Boon, The Coast
Ending Hunger and Poverty
New NDP Leader says spending needed to end poverty. By Chris Shannon, Cape Breton Post
“Tax Credits won’t solve hunger, says NDP” By Timothy Gillespie, South Coast Today http://www.southcoasttoday.ca/content/farmer-tax-credits-food-banks-announced
A Principled Position
Throughout this period, the NDP has refused to do interviews with the Chronicle Herald due to the ongoing labour dispute at the paper. The NDP is proud to support striking journalists, editors and photographers. Learn more about the strike, the launch of Localxpress, and the NDP’s principled position on this issue:
“Members of the provincial NDP caucus were at the [Local Xpress launch] press conference in full force, as was Gary Burrill, the NDP leader elected earlier this year. The party is paying a considerable price in terms of exposure for their principled refusal to talk to scab journalists working at the Herald…” By Robert Devet, The Nova Scotia Advocate
Learn more about how you can help put income inequality on the political agenda. Email Gary@nsNDP.ca.