December 12, 2019
Liberals must respect arbitrator’s decision
HALIFAX- Claudia Chender, NDP Education Spokesperson, made the following statement regarding the Liberals’ failure to respect an arbitrator’s decision on education specialists:
“The Liberals must immediately comply...
December 10, 2019
AG raises serious questions on how Liberals are managing QEII redevelopment
Halifax-- NDP Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement in response to the Auditor General’s review of the QEII redevelopment project:
December 9, 2019
Liberals’ lack of action on small options is unacceptable
Halifax -- The McNeil Liberals must do more to provide appropriate community housing options for persons living with disabilities.
A decision last week set damages for the three individuals whose successful human rights claim...
December 6, 2019
Chender: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Halifax -- NDP Status of Women Spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women:
“Each year on this day, people gather to remember the victims and...
December 5, 2019
Point-of-sale rules important to reduce youth vaping
Halifax — NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to today’s regulation of flavoured vaping products:
“Our number-one concern should be making sure young people don’t access these...
December 5, 2019
Rural communities are struggling with housing affordability
Lunenburg-- NDP Housing spokesperson Lisa Roberts will be on the South Shore today talking with organizations and community leaders about the cost of housing. The NDP has suggested first steps to deal with housing issues, including rent control,...
December 4, 2019
Liberals ignore growing problems in nursing homes
HALIFAX -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to the news that nursing homes are leaving beds empty rather than take in patients without family doctors:
“It is bad enough that the McNeil...
December 4, 2019
Nova Scotians concerned about growing wealth gap
Halifax -- The NDP Caucus-led Prosperity Shared: The Commission for Economic Equality in Nova Scotia wrapped up its tour of the province last week in Sydney. The Commission hosted six meetings in November asking people their thoughts about the state of our...
December 2, 2019
Delay on universal PrEP coverage leaves people at risk
Halifax-- The Liberal government should expand coverage of PrEP and provide universal access to the medication which, when taken daily, can prevent the transmission of HIV.
“We have given the Liberals tons of evidence and met with...
November 29, 2019
Chender: Justice Minister must apologize for street checks
Halifax -- NDP Justice Spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement on the Halifax Regional Police’s (HRP) apology for street checks:
“Today’s apology from the HRP is an important step in...
November 28, 2019
Kathleen Kevany chosen as NDP Candidate in Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River
Truro -- Dr. Kathleen Kevany will be the NDP candidate in the upcoming byelection in Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. Kevany is an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture in Truro. Her...
November 22, 2019
Op-Ed: Action needed as we mark National Housing Day
In the headlines and behind the scenes, Halifax has a serious issue when it comes to affordable housing.
The situation is bleak for regular people who are renting in this city. I visited tenants in Fairview this fall who were resisting eviction from a...