March 5, 2021
Women’s economic recovery must be a priority: Chender
HALIFAX -- NDP Status of Women spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement ahead of International Women’s Day on Monday:
“The last year has put on display how precarious any gains made by women...
March 3, 2021
Community concerned about lack of mental health supports in Dartmouth North
DARTMOUTH-- NDP MLA Susan Leblanc is fighting for better mental health services for her community. Leblanc has recently launched a petition to ensure stable and permanent satellite mental health and addiction services in Dartmouth...
March 2, 2021
Liberals must act to end overrepresentation of Black and Indigenous people in justice system
HALIFAX -- The NDP Caucus is renewing its call for the Liberal government to create an African Nova Scotian Justice Institute as a key commitment to deal with systemic racism in Nova Scotia. Today’s Standing...
March 1, 2021
Tenants need permanent rent control after a year of pandemic stress
HALIFAX -- The NDP is renewing its call for permanent rent control in Nova Scotia. Today, March 1, marks a full year for tenants paying rent during the state of emergency. When COVID-19 arrived in Nova Scotia, April’s rent...
February 24, 2021
Liberal government must support parents with child care costs, ensure students and teachers are supported in schools
HALIFAX - The NDP is calling on the Liberal government to support families through the pandemic and ensure federal restart money for schools is benefiting students and...
February 12, 2021
Members of Advisory Committee write in favour of clearcut moratorium
HALIFAX- Half of the members of the Minister's Advisory Committee on Forestry wrote to the Minister of Lands and Forestry in November to request a moratorium on clearcutting on crown land, according to a Freedom of Information request...
February 10, 2021
Home care concerns being swept under the rug
HALIFAX - The Liberal government has failed to complete recommendations from the Auditor General on accountability in the home care sector. Over three years since the Auditor General made these recommendations, the Liberal government has still not implemented a...
February 9, 2021
Mental health emergency teams, same-day/next-day care needed
HALIFAX - People’s mental health has suffered during the pandemic, making a difficult crisis much worse. According to Mental Health Research Canada, Nova Scotians have reported higher levels of anxiety and depression than the national average...
February 5, 2021
Blood collection capacity is down 15% in Northern Zone, 23% in Pictou County.
PICTOU - Blood collection capacity has been reduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are an average of 544 fewer collections per day in the Northern Zone, according to a Freedom of Information request received by the NDP...
February 5, 2021
Blood collection capacity down by 24% in Cape Breton
SYDNEY - Blood collection capacity in Cape Breton is, on average, down by 24 per cent compared to pre-pandemic numbers according to a Freedom of Information request received by the NDP Caucus. This is more dramatic than any other health zone. The provincial...
February 5, 2021
Blood collection capacity down almost 800 tests per day in Western Zone
Bridgewater - Access to blood collection services has declined during the pandemic in the Annapolis Valley, South Shore and South West regions, according to a Freedom of Information request received by the NDP Caucus. Nearly 800 fewer...
February 4, 2021
Blood collection capacity down 17% during pandemic
HALIFAX - Blood collection capacity was down 17 per cent during the pandemic, according to new documents received by the NDP Caucus under Freedom of Information. Many people have complained that they are unable to access blood collection services in a timely...