June 11, 2021
Davis Day -- the fight for workers protections continues
HALIFAX -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement to mark Davis Day:
“Davis Day is a day to reflect on the workers’ rights movement across the province. And while a great deal of time has passed since the 1925...
June 10, 2021
Liberal support missing while women face massive job losses
HALIFAX -- The Liberal government continues to fail women who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nova Scotia lost 22,000 jobs in May, almost a third of all job losses in Canada last month. The number of women who were...
June 9, 2021
Liberals should reverse cuts to prenatal care as maternal mental health concerns increase
Halifax -- With the need for maternal mental health supports more than doubling since the start of the pandemic, the Liberal government needs to reverse cuts to prenatal care.
June 8, 2021
Liberals’ inaction leads to 21,000 new people on the doctors’ waitlist
HALIFAX -- NDP Health spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement about the growth of the family doctor waitlist:
“The latest update on the family doctor waitlist shines a light on...
June 4, 2021
Rankin’s Waffling Threatens Action on Climate Crisis
As the climate crisis continues to threaten our way of life in Nova Scotia, Premier Iain Rankin refuses to rule out bending the cap-and-trade rules in order to accommodate Pieridae Energy's proposed Goldboro LNG mega-project.
June 2, 2021
Pandemic evictions continue under Liberals
HALIFAX -- The Liberal government must take action to better protect renters. Too many tenants continue to face evictions from their homes during the third wave of the pandemic.
Paul Cyr is scrambling to find a place to live...
June 1, 2021
Status quo not good enough to deal with housing crisis
HALIFAX -- The Liberal government is not moving fast enough on the housing crisis. At today’s Community Services committee witnesses answered questions about COVID-19 and homelessness.
“Today’s responses on...
May 31, 2021
Housing crisis a result of Liberal inaction
HALIFAX -- A new report on housing highlights the Liberal government's failure to deal with skyrocketing rents and housing prices leaving thousands of families struggling to find an affordable place to live.
May 28, 2021
Tax break for seasonal businesses needed as part of COVID-19 recovery
HALIFAX -- The Liberal government should help seasonal businesses to extend the time of year they are open as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery plan. The NDP tabled legislation in the spring to run a pilot project that would allow...
May 27, 2021
Number of people at emergency rooms without a family doctor increased 127 per cent
HALIFAX -- New data released through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request shows that the number of people going to the ER who do not have a family doctor increased 127 per cent between 2014 and 2020. The number of people who...
May 25, 2021
Liberal government must clarify plan for Goldboro LNG and climate change targets
HALIFAX - The Liberal government continues to support an LNG plant without a clear plan to address the potential impacts on the province's climate targets.
“There needs to be a clear assessment of the impacts this...
May 20, 2021
Coombes: Cape Bretoners must work together to defeat COVID-19
New Waterford - Kendra Coombes, NDP MLA for Cape Breton Centre, made the following statement about community spread of COVID-19 in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality:
“Over the last fourteen months, Cape Bretoners have made tremendous...