NDP Caucus prepares to oppose Bill 75 during another all-night sitting

February 20, 2017

For immediate release.

HALIFAX – NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement regarding tonight’s sitting of the Legislature:

Bill 75 is another version of the McNeil Liberals’ constant message that our children are not as important as balancing the budget. Our NDP Caucus has a different view.

We know we can unleash the army of specialists, education assistants and teachers that is needed to address the crisis in our classrooms. We can bring in the class-size caps that will give our teachers and our students a fighting chance. And we can do this the same way that in our households we get a car, a roof, or an education: by investing in order to put ourselves in a better position in the future.

The McNeil Liberals say we can’t. Not true. We can.

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