March 23, 2023
Disappointing lack of investment in primary care, affordable housing in Houston’s second budget
HALIFAX – In the middle of twin primary care and affordable housing crises, Tim Houston’s second budget lacks real investment in either.
“Nova Scotians are deeply aware of the serious...
March 21, 2023
Families need access to primary care, Houston must address waitlist this sitting
HALIFAX – While more than 137,000 Nova Scotians wait to be connected with primary care, the Houston government has done little to ensure families can get the care they need, when they need it.
March 20, 2023
Houston must address housing crisis, close fixed-term lease loophole
HALIFAX – Too many Nova Scotians are struggling to afford their rent or mortgage. The state of housing has continued to deteriorate under the Houston government with rents and interest rates increasing much faster than incomes and tenants...
March 15, 2023
Increasing midwifery services would help with primary care crisis
HALIFAX – While thousands of Nova Scotians are without primary care, little has been done to improve midwifery services. Increasing the number of midwives would help people access prenatal, postpartum, reproductive, and newborn care and take...
March 13, 2023
Capital Plan lacking on housing, primary care investments
HALIFAX — Today’s Capital Plan from the Houston government lacks details and fails to address the needs of families and seniors who can’t afford a place to live.
“The first thing you notice with this...
March 10, 2023
Houston allows clinic to close, leaving thousands more without primary care
HALIFAX – The Houston government has refused to help keep the Southend Family Practice in Halifax open, pushing thousands more people onto the doctors waitlist. As of March 1, more than 137,000 people are waiting to...
March 8, 2023
Embracing Equity year-round, not just on International Women’s Day
HALIFAX– NDP Status of Women spokesperson Suzy Hansen made the following statement for International Women’s Day:
“International Women’s Day is a global day to recognize and celebrate women and...
March 6, 2023
Not even half of new child care spaces promised by Houston opened by end of 2022
HALIFAX – Families across Nova Scotia continue to struggle to find child care while the Houston government has failed to deliver promised help, opening fewer than half of the 1500 new child care spots expected by the end of...
March 1, 2023
Free birth control would help Nova Scotians
HALIFAX – On the heels of British Columbia announcing it will be the first jurisdiction in Canada to make prescription contraception free to all residents, the Houston government should provide Nova Scotians with the same support.
February 23, 2023
Thousands of families remain without primary care, little action from Houston
SYDNEY – Each month the number of Nova Scotians who don’t have a family doctor continues to grow. In February over 133,000 people were on the Primary Care Provider waitlist, with more than 14,000 Cape Bretoners...
February 15, 2023
Nova Scotian families and farmers need government commitment to local food and agriculture
HALIFAX – As food prices rise and people struggle to keep healthy, local food on the table, the Houston government must better support farmers and food producers in our province.
“Nova Scotia has an abundance...
February 13, 2023
Thousands of families remain without primary care as Houston delays monthly waitlist
MAHONE BAY – Each month the number of Nova Scotians who don’t have a family doctor continues to grow. The Houston government has delayed the release of the Primary Care Waitlist this month. In January nearly 130,000...