August 16, 2019
Hospitals, health care, key issues in byelections
NDP committed to keeping community hospitals open
North Sydney -- The NDP is committed to continuing the full range of services, including the emergency departments at community hospitals in the CBRM. NDP Leader Gary Burrill renewed this commitment...
August 12, 2019
Burrill: Byelections offer voters real, clear choice
HALIFAX - The three byelections this summer provide a clear opportunity for voters to demand meaningful action to address the health care crisis.
“Emergency rooms are closed or overcrowded, people can’t find a family doctor, and seniors are...
August 9, 2019
Robin Smith to run for NDP in Argyle-Barrington
BARRINGTON - Robin Smith will be the NDP candidate in the September 3rd byelection in Argyle-Barrington.
“I’m thrilled to be running for Gary Burrill’s NDP. Our communities need real action on access to health care services, protection of the...
August 9, 2019
Mary Beth MacDonald to run for NDP in Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg
SYDNEY RIVER - Mary Beth MacDonald will run for the NDP in the September 3 byelection in Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg.
“Cape Bretoners need better access to health care services. There is only one Party able to deliver, and that is the...
August 8, 2019
Ronald Crowther to run for NDP in Northside-Westmount by-election
NORTH SYDNEY - Ronald Crowther will run for the NDP in the Northside-Westmount byelection.
“We need representatives in Cape Breton who will stand up for the needs of our communities.The Liberal government’s plan is to close the...
August 2, 2019
Martin: New Waterford residents deserve emergency room
New Waterford -- NDP spokesperson for Health and Wellness and MLA for Cape Breton Centre Tammy Martin made the following statement about today's announcements about health care in Cape Breton:
"Any investments in health care in our community are...
August 2, 2019
Liberal government funding renovictions
Halifax -- According to information obtained through a freedom of information request, units funded through the Liberal government's affordable housing grants are being offered at just $25 below market rents.
"What we see here is the McNeil Liberals giving...
August 1, 2019
Liberals leaving workers behind
Halifax -- According to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Nova Scotia is lagging behind other jurisdictions when it comes to labour standards. Labour standards legislation sets out the minimum working conditions for non-unionized...
July 29, 2019
Burrill: Long-term care is still in crisis
Halifax— Nova Scotia NDP leader Gary Burrill made the following statement:
“The education of Continuing Care Assistants is an area worthy of investment and the government is right to offer financial support to students. However, the Premier and Health...
July 24, 2019
Map shows Nova Scotians facing severe economic hardship
Halifax-- A map of Nova Scotia, created by the Department of Internal Services, shows large parts of the province have serious levels of material deprivation. The NSNDP discovered the map as part of a freedom of information...
July 19, 2019
Liberal government should provide universal PrEP coverage
HALIFAX-- The NDP is renewing its call for universal coverage of PrEP, medication which, when taken daily, can prevent transmission of HIV. The medication has been shown to prevent a person from contracting HIV 99 per cent of the...
July 15, 2019
Liberals must answer for Yarmouth ferry cancellations
HALIFAX -- NDP Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement in response to Bay Ferries’ announcement that they will refund all tickets for this season and not accept any new...