December 4, 2023
Winter conditions require immediate housing response
HALIFAX – With freezing temperatures and significant snowfall this weekend, Tim Houston must provide housing to those in need immediately. It was reported this weekend that a resident of the Dartmouth tent encampment died sleeping...
November 29, 2023
Housing crisis deepens, Houston failing to provide permanent support
HALIFAX – As the weather gets colder and people continue to struggle to afford their homes, the Houston government’s ‘solutions’ are leaving too many Nova Scotians literally out in the cold.
According to the Affordable Housing...
November 20, 2023
Growing transphobia and hate must be addressed
HALIFAX – Today is National Child Day and Transgender Day of Remembrance. The last year has been especially difficult for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community with increasing and concerning examples of hatred and transphobia in local communities and...
November 9, 2023
Fall session wraps with little improvement on housing, cost of living
HALIFAX – Nova Scotians aren’t better off after four weeks of the fall sitting of the Nova Scotia legislature. While Tim Houston had the opportunity to strengthen protections for renters, create an income benefit for...
November 2, 2023
ER deaths increase in 2023, first three quarters total higher than all of 2022
HALIFAX – According to new FOI information, more people died in Nova Scotia emergency departments in the first three quarters of 2023 than in all of 2022. Over 630 people died in ERs between January 1 and September 30 this year...
November 1, 2023
Houston must help seniors afford cost of living increases
HALIFAX – Nova Scotians are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. According to this year’s Food Banks Canada Poverty Report Card, 53 per cent of Nova Scotians say they are worse off than they were a year ago.
While the Houston...
October 31, 2023
Houston should cut the grocery tax, help Nova Scotia families afford food
HALIFAX – The cost of food continues to increase and the average family is expected to spend $1300 more on groceries this year compared to 2021. Today, the Nova Scotia NDP will table legislation to cut the grocery tax and help...
October 24, 2023
Time for Houston to protect workers
HALIFAX – Nova Scotians continue to struggle with the rising cost of living, particularly low-wage workers. Most workers in the service industry, such as servers, bartenders, and cooks, make below a living wage and rely on tips to make ends meet.
October 24, 2023
Nova Scotia NDP amplifies calls for ceasefire
NDP Leader Claudia Chender today made the following statement:
We in the Nova Scotia NDP caucus condemn the brutal and terrifying attacks by Hamas, and the bombing and violence inflicted on Palestinian civilians in the region.
October 20, 2023
Nova Scotia New Democrats call for ban on child care deposit fees
HALIFAX– Nova Scotia New Democrats are calling on the Houston government to ban child care waitlist deposit fees to help families struggling to find care. Last summer, many families were shocked to find that even though they...
October 18, 2023
Houston must protect renters from unfair evictions
HALIFAX – The housing crisis is hurting Nova Scotians at all income levels but especially those who rent their homes and are worried they will be unfairly evicted. The average rent for a vacant 1-bedroom in Halifax is over $1900. Tim...
October 17, 2023
Universal school food program needed to support students
HALIFAX – In the face of rising food insecurity, the Houston government must ensure that students have access to nutritious food at school. Today, the NSNDP will table legislation requiring the province to provide at least one meal per school day by...