March 2nd, 2020

Liberals reject fixed election dates

Halifax-- NDP House Leader Claudia Chender made the following statement about amending the Elections Act to establish fixed election dates in Nova Scotia:

“It is disappointing that the Liberal MLAs on the Law Amendments Committee have voted against adding fixed election dates to the Elections Act. Once again, they are voting in a way that is politically advantageous for themselves.
Nova Scotia is the last province without fixed election dates. This allows elections to be used as a political tool of the government. Not knowing when there will be an election puts the people of the province at a disadvantage.”

The NDP is pushing for numerous democratic renewal policies including fixed election dates, lowering the voting age to 16, and switching to a voting system of proportional representation.