April 18, 2019
Op-Ed: Spend smart, up front
By: Gary Burrill, NDP Leader
Back at the end of February, Nova Scotia’s MLAs entered the recent sitting of the Nova Scotia legislature at a moment of pressing sharpness in the lives of the people of our province. It was, and continues to be, a moment of the health care...
April 17, 2019
Chender: Street Checks moratorium a long overdue, necessary first step
HALIFAX-- NDP Justice spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement in response to today’s announcement placing a moratorium on street checks:
“This is an important and long-overdue first step in...
April 16, 2019
Loss of jobs devastating for Truro, surrounding community
TRURO-- Lenore Zann, NDP MLA for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River, made the following statement about reports that Crossley Carpet will shut down in July:
“This is a devastating loss for those who work...
April 16, 2019
Zann: Sexual assault support services must be expanded to meet growing need
HALIFAX -- NDP Status of Women spokesperson Lenore Zann made the following statement in response to today’s news that Avalon Sexual Assault Centre has to suspend taking on new counselling cases:
April 13, 2019
Lara Fawthrop, NDP Sackville-Cobequid candidate, opens campaign office
Lower Sackville -- NDP Sackville-Cobequid candidate Lara Fawthrop officially opened her campaign office today at 51 Cobequid Drive, Lower Sackville.
“Today is an exciting day and now the real work begins,” said...
April 12, 2019
NDP focused on health care, addressing climate change as session wraps up
HALIFAX- The NDP Caucus focused on people’s access to health care, the need for urgent action on climate change, and improving wages and reducing poverty throughout the spring sitting of the Legislature. The spring...
April 11, 2019
Media Release: NDP to introduce democratic renewal legislative package
HALIFAX - Today, the NDP Caucus will introduce a series of bills related to democratic renewal, including one providing for a commission to bring in proportional representation, and another improving public access to the Law Amendments...
April 10, 2019
Martin: Patients shouldn’t have to go to the media to get the health care they need
SYDNEY - Tammy Martin, NDP Health and Wellness Spokesperson, will introduce Steven Saunders and his daughter Hailey MacDonald at the Provincial legislature today. Saunders recently won his fight with the...
April 9, 2019
Autism services review needed
HALIFAX -- April is Autism Acceptance Month in Nova Scotia and the NDP Caucus along with autism advocates are calling on the Liberal government to conduct an audit of services across all departments through an autism lens.
April 8, 2019
Zann: Minister’s decision on Alton Gas disappointing
HALIFAX -- NDP Environment Spokesperson Lenore Zann made the following statement in response to Minister Miller’s decision today on Alton Gas’ level of consultation with Sipekne'katik First Nation:
April 5, 2019
NDP to introduce legislation providing dental care to all children through schools
HALIFAX - The NDP Caucus will introduce legislation today that would create a universal, school-based dental care program for all students in P-12 in Nova Scotia.
April 4, 2019
Liberals must act on need for community housing
Government violated human rights of three individuals
Halifax -- Advocates are at Province House today calling on the McNeil Liberals to take the actions required to ensure there are community housing options for people with disabilities. The recent...