September 29th, 2021

Lachance: Budget update lacks needed investment in housing, climate

HALIFAX -- NDP Finance spokesperson Lisa Lachance made the following statement in response to today’s budget update:

“It is disappointing to see the new government give so little focus to the housing and climate crises in today’s budget update. The provincial budget is a reflection of the government’s priorities. Nova Scotians expect to see action from the Conservatives on these two pressing issues. COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the province’s finances. Addressing the housing and climate crises must be a part of our recovery plan moving forward.”

The NDP continues to call for an Economic Recovery Task Force that would include representatives from a diverse set of communities and economic sectors in the province and experts in relevant fields to create a plan for recovery in Nova Scotia.