September 20, 2019
Students’ right to strike for the climate must be protected
HALIFAX - Today, as students across Nova Scotia participate in the latest round of climate strikes, NDP Leader Gary Burrill committed to introduce legislation to protect the rights of young people who protest. Last school year,...
September 19, 2019
NDP launches Prosperity Shared commission to discuss economic equality
HALIFAX -- Today, the NDP Caucus is launching Prosperity Shared: The Commission for Economic Equality in Nova Scotia. The Commission will hold public meetings throughout the fall and draw on successful projects across the province to find...
September 18, 2019
Burrill: Conservative commitment on the environment can’t include uranium mining
HALIFAX -- Tim Houston needs to clarify where he stands when it comes to protecting Nova Scotia’s land and wildlife, given that his Conservative Party made uranium mining a top priority to discuss at the Standing Committee on...
September 17, 2019
Leblanc: Court decision highlights need to keep the promise of the Boat Harbour Act
HALIFAX- Susan Leblanc, NDP Indigenous Affairs spokesperson, made the following statement about today’s decision from the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in favour of Pictou Landing First...
September 17, 2019
New Green Jobs Study highlights need to pass NDP Bill
HALIFAX- A new study released today by the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) highlights the job creation potential of green industries and the need for Nova Scotia to legislate environmental goals, including job creation...
September 16, 2019
Chender: Carrie Low’s case demonstrates need to change the Police Act
HALIFAX - Claudia Chender, NDP Justice spokesperson, made the following statement about the case of Carrie Low, which is before the courts today:
“This case highlights many issues with how survivors of sexual...
September 13, 2019
New MOU with universities will see tuition fees rise even further
HALIFAX - The new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the provincial government and Nova Scotia’s universities will do nothing to address skyrocketing tuition fees.
“Tution fees in Nova Scotia are already some of the highest in...
September 12, 2019
McNeil should release P3 deal info
Halifax -- The NDP Caucus is calling on the Liberal government to release more information about the planned P3 deal for the twinning of Highway 104.
“Yesterday’s Public Accounts meeting ran into road blocks at every turn and got no real answers to the question of...
September 11, 2019
P3 highways more costly, less transparent
Halifax-- The Public Accounts committee heard today that the government is keeping a request for proposals (RFP) secret while working with bidders to complete the process for getting bids on the section of Highway 104 that is set to be...
September 10, 2019
Burrill: Better mental health supports needed
Halifax -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement on World Suicide Prevention Day:
“Few people are so fortunate as to pass through this life without going through some deep waters when it comes to mental...
September 10, 2019
Chender: More needed from telecoms following storms
Halifax -- NDP Business spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement in response to continuing issues with cell and internet service due to Hurricane Dorian:
“In 2019, internet and cell phone services are an essential...
September 9, 2019
Increasing tuition rates make university, college unattainable for many
Halifax-- NDP Labour and Advanced Education spokesperson, Tammy Martin made the following statement in response to new data from Statistics Canada on increasing tuition fees: