July 15, 2019
Liberals must answer for Yarmouth ferry cancellations
HALIFAX -- NDP Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement in response to Bay Ferries’ announcement that they will refund all tickets for this season and not accept any new...
July 11, 2019
McNeil Liberals refuse to be transparent on cost of P3s
Halifax-- The McNeil Liberals are continuing to deny access to information about the costs of public-private partnerships (P3s). Yesterday, Liberal members of the Public Accounts Committee tried to block the issue of P3 highways coming...
July 11, 2019
Liberals must regulate short-term rentals immediately
Halifax-- The NDP is calling on the Liberal government to develop regulations for short-term rentals as soon as possible. Bill 101 was passed in the last sitting to help manage short-term rentals like Airbnb, but residents are still...
July 10, 2019
Liberals not addressing climate change in bridge maintenance plan
HALIFAX -- MLAs at today’s Public Account Committee were told that cost estimates for addressing the bridge infrastructure deficit do not account for added maintenance due to climate change. The province needs to spend approximately $2.1...
July 9, 2019
New gender marker rules an important advancement of 2SLGBTQ+ rights
Halifax -- NDP 2SLGBTQ+ Affairs spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement about today’s announcement that will allow an X as an option for gender identity or have no gender displayed on provincial...
July 8, 2019
Cat ferry future unclear, Bay Ferries should be held responsible
Halifax -- The NDP is calling on the McNeil government to announce what penalties will be imposed under its contract with Bay Ferries for non-provision of services.
“The McNeil Liberals’ work on this...
July 5, 2019
Inverness airport the wrong priority for Cape Breton
Halifax -- NDP Gary Burrill made the following statement about the potential government-funded airport for Inverness County:
“When our communities are desperate for investment in nursing homes, hospitals, and...
July 3, 2019
New beds in Meteghan don’t even scratch the surface
Halifax - NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to today’s announcement about new long-term care beds in Meteghan:
“In the 2,093 days since Stephen McNeil became Premier, the total of new nursing home...
June 28, 2019
Fight for equal access to public health care continues for transgender people
Halifax -- The announcement today that breast augmentation will be added to the list of gender confirming surgery covered by the province of Nova Scotia comes after intense work from community members and advocates, including the...
June 27, 2019
Health care crisis continues: Glace Bay ER closed all of July
SYDNEY- The emergency room at the Glace Bay Hospital will be closed for all of July, another sign of the Liberals’ failure to address the ongoing health care crisis in Cape Breton, and across Nova Scotia.
June 27, 2019
McNeil Liberals need to update environment goals legislation
Halifax-- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to the Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment meeting today in Halifax:
“The McNeil Liberals cannot call themselves climate...
June 26, 2019
Workers' safety needs to be priority
New Waterford -- NDP Labour Spokesperson Tammy Martin made the following statement about recent workplace deaths in Nova Scotia:
“News reports today about the 14 people who died from workplace injuries last year are concerning...