August 2, 2022
Families, seniors need help to afford medication
HALIFAX – Thousands of families and seniors are struggling to pay for medications as the cost of everything continues to rise. As people are stuck deciding between paying for medicine or groceries, the Houston government is choosing not to offer direct...
July 29, 2022
Hansen: Second Annual Emancipation Day a Time for Action
HALIFAX– NDP African Nova Scotian Affairs spokesperson Suzy Hansen made the following statement ahead of Emancipation Day on August 1:
“Emancipation Day is the day when the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 became law across the...
July 27, 2022
Families struggle with rising costs as Houston continues to ignore cost of living crisis
HALIFAX – Families can’t keep up with the rising costs of food, gas, housing, and basic necessities and the Houston government continues to offer no support during this cost of living crisis, allowing...
July 26, 2022
Families can’t find primary care because of Houston’s failure to improve access
HALIFAX – Tim Houston’s lack of progress on health care means more families can’t get the primary care they need as the waitlist for a doctor has ballooned to over 100,000 people under the Premier’s watch.
July 25, 2022
Coombes: Legislature must be more accessible for new parents
HALIFAX – Cape Breton Centre-Whitney Pier MLA Kendra Coombes is concerned the Houston government is blocking her ability to participate in the emergency session of the legislature tomorrow. Coombes gave birth, via C-section, on...
July 20, 2022
Houston government must provide direct support to families as inflation skyrockets
HALIFAX – As families struggle for another month to make ends meet, Premier Houston is choosing to do nothing to help them as new numbers released today show inflation continues to skyrocket leaving working...
July 19, 2022
Chender: Emergency session should address real crises in health care and cost of living
HALIFAX – The NDP welcomes a return to the legislature but believes it should be used to address the real needs of Nova Scotians who can’t get the health care they need and are grappling with the...
July 12, 2022
Family doctor wait list grows to over 100,000 under Houston government
HALIFAX – The list of Nova Scotians looking for a family doctor continues to grow each month since the Houston government was elected. The July report lists over 100,000 people in the province looking for primary care,...
July 7, 2022
Nova Scotians struggle to access health care, more people leaving the ER without being seen
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotians continue to struggle to access health care with reports of line-ups out the door at the ER, hospital units working short, and stories of people across the province waiting...
July 4, 2022
Leblanc: COVID-19 Impact on Health Care Concerning
HALIFAX – NDP Health and Wellness spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement in response to changing COVID-19 restrictions announced today:
“When COVID-19 restrictions change people will understandably...
June 30, 2022
Chender announces NDP Spokesperson and Caucus Roles
HALIFAX - Following the weekend’s Leadership Convention, the NSNDP is ready to hit the ground running. New NDP Leader Claudia Chender announced updated spokesperson roles for the NDP Caucus today.
“Life is getting...
June 25, 2022
Chender Wants to Give Families a Break
HALIFAX – Today, Dartmouth South MLA Claudia Chender was elected Leader of the Nova Scotia NDP. During her first speech as leader, Chender called on the Houston government to give families direct support, starting with a $500 payment to help with the cost of...