November 23, 2022
ER understaffing must be addressed, Nova Scotians need better health care
HALIFAX– Families and seniors are forced to wait hours for care at emergency rooms across the province, and health care workers continue to do their best while dealing with significant staffing shortages. The Houston...
November 22, 2022
Houston’s plan to play politics with climate emergency backfires
Halifax - Tim Houston loses his political game of chicken with the federal government leaving families to pay more as carbon pricing is imposed on the province.
The Premier had months to work with the...
November 17, 2022
Flu epidemic heightens need for high-dose flu vaccine for seniors
HALIFAX – Many seniors in Nova Scotia are left unable to access the high-dose flu vaccine because of the cost. This week the Public Health Agency of Canada declared a flu epidemic and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization says that...
November 16, 2022
Houston’s silence on surging respiratory illness unacceptable
HALIFAX – The number of children seeking care at the IWK is nearly double what it normally is this time of year, and emergency rooms continue to be at or beyond capacity across the province. Parents are concerned. Children’s...
November 15, 2022
Houston failing to support truly affordable housing leaves families worried about their futures
SYDNEY-- Families who live in affordable housing in Sydney are worried about their futures. Social welfare agency New Dawn is selling four of their properties after getting no support from the Houston Conservatives...
November 9, 2022
Houston leaves families waiting as fall sitting wraps
HALIFAX – Tim Houston will wrap up the fall sitting of the legislature this week having done little to help working families and seniors struggling to access health care and with the skyrocketing cost of living.
November 4, 2022
Houston Government leaves families waiting as ambulance response times rise
HALIFAX – Families are left to wait for emergency care as ambulance response times continue to rise under the Houston government’s watch.
Donna McInnis had to wait two and a half hours for...
November 2, 2022
Houston won’t help families, finds money for corporate tax break
HALIFAX – The Houston government is putting corporate tax breaks ahead of families and seniors who can’t afford to pay for the medications they need. The Houston government is giving corporations a $24 million tax break but, has refused to...
October 21, 2022
Houston says food banks are solution for families struggling with cost of groceries
Halifax — Tim Houston says the best his government can do for the thousands of families across the province struggling with the skyrocketing cost of food is to send them to food banks for...
October 19, 2022
Houston thinks virtual care is good enough for those in need of care
HALIFAX – Tim Houston says the thousands of people without access to primary care are happy with having to rely on virtual care.
But recent polling shows Nova Scotians are anything but happy with the state of health...
October 18, 2022
Houston offers no solutions as seniors forced to pick between food and medicine
HALIFAX – Under the Houston government life is getting harder for seniors and families who can’t afford to fill their prescriptions because the cost of living keeps going up and people are falling further behind. Earlier this...
October 13, 2022
Families struggle to afford prescriptions as Houston dismisses thousands looking for care
HALIFAX – Over one hundred thousand people don’t have a family doctor and struggle to get the care they need. Health care workers are burning out at record rates, working understaffed in hospitals...