Statement from Gary Burrill on the recalling of the Legislature

February 11, 2017

HALIFAX – NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement about the recalling of the Legislature on Monday to impose a contract on teachers:

For over a year, teachers, parents, and students have called for investments in reducing class sizes and increasing supports for students in the classroom. Instead of listening to these concerns, Stephen McNeil has made it clear that he is willing to balance the budget at the cost of our children’s education and the health and well-being of the people that teach them. 

By imposing a contract on teachers, Stephen McNeil is saying once again that he can’t and won’t address the problems in our classrooms.

The NDP is committed to listening to teachers and parents. We can and will make the investments in our education system that ensure students and teachers have the supports and resources they need to succeed. 

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