November 20, 2019
Time to address barriers to trans health care
Halifax -- Nova Scotia NDP 2SLGBTQ+ Affairs spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement on this Transgender Day of Remembrance :
“The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an opportunity to reflect on the systemic...
November 19, 2019
Veterans Committee should discuss physician assistants’ role
Halifax -- Today, the Liberal members of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs rejected the NDP’s proposal to discuss physician assistants at a future meeting.
“Former military members work as...
November 18, 2019
Four seek NDP nomination in Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River
TRURO - Four community leaders are seeking the NDP nomination for the coming byelection in Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. The NDP has represented the riding since 2009.
“It’s exciting to see such interest in the NDP...
November 17, 2019
Op-Ed: Time to make sure prosperity is shared
By: Susan Leblanc, NSNDP Caucus Chair
Recently, Premier Stephen McNeil made the claim that ‘our economy is thriving.’
This might be true from the perspective of top-paid CEOs, who are doing well these days, helped by a Liberal government that is...
November 15, 2019
Regulating commercial short-term rentals could return 700 housing units to the long-term market
HALIFAX- New research, presented yesterday in Halifax, confirms that commercial short-term rentals, such as AirBnB, are negatively impacting rental housing in Nova Scotia.
November 14, 2019
NDP Leader Gary Burrill on the death of Gordie Gosse
Halifax -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement today on the passing of former NDP MLA and House Speaker Gordie Gosse:
“It's a sad day in Nova Scotia.
Everybody -- everybody -- liked...
November 12, 2019
Community input needed on short-term rental regulations
Halifax -- NDP Housing spokesperson Lisa Roberts made the following statement in response to the Liberals’ short-term rental survey:
“It’s good that the Liberal government is finally looking for community input on their short-term rental...
November 8, 2019
Short term rental consultation must include community and residents
Halifax -- NDP Housing Spokesperson Lisa Roberts made the following statement about the ongoing consultations to regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb:
“This week, the HRM has released a survey asking for input...
November 7, 2019
Switch to traditional builds for Cape Breton health centres the right call
HALIFAX -- Plans to construct two new health centres in Cape Breton through traditional builds instead of as public private partnerships (P3) are welcome news. The NDP has been calling on the Liberal government to stop...
November 6, 2019
Chender: Liberals must stop underfunding Elections NS, set fixed election dates
Halifax -- NDP House Leader Claudia Chender made the following statement in response to Elections Nova Scotia’s 2019 Election Readiness Update report:
“There is no way to avoid the cost...
October 30, 2019
Session ends without solutions on health care, affordability, and green jobs
Halifax -- The fall sitting of the Legislature ended today without addressing a number of serious issues in our province. The NDP began this sitting with first-step solutions for greening our economy, expanding...
October 29, 2019
Urban lakes need protection, NDP calls for lakes commission
Dartmouth -- Following a town hall on the health of Dartmouth lakes, the NDP is calling on the Liberal government to create an urban lakes commission. Today, NDP MLAs Claudia Chender and Susan Leblanc will table petitions calling on...