June 11th, 2019

Martin: Liberal government turning their backs on miners

GLACE BAY -- NDP Labour spokesperson and MLA for Cape Breton Centre Tammy Martin made the following statement:

“Devco miners spent their lives working for the betterment of their families and their communities. Now, the McNeil Liberals are turning their backs on miners by refusing to extend their benefits past age 65.

This spring, our caucus introduced legislation that would amend the Workers’ Compensation Act to correct this wrong. The Liberal government, including Cabinet Ministers Geoff MacLellan and Derek Mombourquette, refused to pass the bill. I call on Ministers MacLellan and Mombourquette to listen to miners and their families and do the right thing.”

Martin attended today’s Davis Day ceremony and Miners’ Memorial Park unveiling with NDP leader Gary Burrill.