January 18, 2021
Burrill in CBRM, focus on 2021 COVID-19 recovery
SYDNEY -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill will be in the CBRM today and tomorrow meeting with residents and community leaders to talk about the province’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Last week, the final scheduled passenger flight departed from the...
January 13, 2021
Mental health can’t be ignored in COVID-19 recovery
HALIFAX -- Along with the impacts on physical health care and the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge effect on people’s mental health. Today’s Public Accounts Committee is talking about mental health care in Nova...
January 12, 2021
Liberal government must improve long-term care in Nova Scotia
HALIFAX-- The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on long-term care residents in Nova Scotia and the Liberal government must improve conditions in long-term care facilities. The Standing Committee on Health will discuss...
January 11, 2021
Dark day for Cape Breton economy with last flight to Toronto
SYDNEY -- NDP Cape Breton Centre MLA Kendra Coombes made the following statement about the last scheduled flight at the Sydney airport today:
“As of this morning, there are no flights into or out of the...
January 8, 2021
Child care supports needed during the pandemic and beyond
Halifax -- As parents and students wrap up an unexpected extra week of the holiday break it’s increasingly clear that the child care needs of families continue to be ignored by the Liberal government.
January 7, 2021
Province’s ERs closed too often, total closure hours up 30 per cent
Halifax -- The Liberal government’s continued neglect of emergency rooms in Nova Scotia has meant ER closures increased by 30 per cent in 2019/2020.
“We have a health care system that was in...
January 5, 2021
Pandemic, poverty impacts on mental health can’t be ignored
HALIFAX -- More must be done to support those facing mental health concerns during the pandemic, especially for underserved communities in Nova Scotia. Today’s Community Services Committee heard from the Canadian Mental Health...
December 21, 2020
Health care privatization wrong direction
HALIFAX -- NDP Health spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement about Nova Scotia Health’s plan to contract out health records management work:
“Whenever we see the Liberal government chipping away at public...
December 17, 2020
Financial update shows need for major investments, plan for economic recovery
HALIFAX -- Today’s financial update on the 2020-2021 budget shows the impact of COVID-19 is far-reaching.
“Today’s update shows that the people of Nova Scotia have been hit hard by the...
December 17, 2020
More supports needed for frontline long-term care staff
HALIFAX-- The NDP is calling for increased investments in staffing for long-term care facilities to ensure residents get the care they deserve. The Human Resources committee will meet today and discuss issues around recruiting and...
December 16, 2020
Economic Recovery Task Force could have been created in fall sitting of the legislature
HALIFAX -- The NDP Caucus has legislation prepared that would create an economic recovery task force to develop a plan for the economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Had the legislature sat this fall, the NDP would...
December 10, 2020
NDP bill would provide PTSD coverage for frontline child protection workers
HALIFAX -- The NDP Caucus is calling on the Liberal government to expand presumptive coverage for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) under Workers’ Compensation to include frontline child protection workers in...