September 24, 2021
Nova Scotia climate goals must be ambitious and specific
HALIFAX -- NDP Environment and Climate Change spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement ahead of today’s Climate Strike:
“Once again we see the young people of our province leading the call for...
September 23, 2021
Virtual health care an important part of solving health care crisis
HALIFAX -- NDP Health and Wellness spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement in response to today’s announcement on virtual care:
“For the more than 75,000 people on the family doctor...
September 23, 2021
Houston Conservatives can’t ignore housing crisis
HALIFAX -- NDP Housing spokesperson Suzy Hansen made the following statement on the state of housing in the province:
“As the nights are getting colder, urgent action is needed to make sure everyone has a home this fall and...
September 22, 2021
Physician assistants needed as NS faces staffing shortages and surgery backlog
HALIFAX -- Physician assistants (PAs) could be a vital part of dealing with health care staffing shortages that recently caused the cancellation of surgeries and led to long waits at ERs. The new Conservative...
September 17, 2021
Paid sick days required ahead of fourth wave, FOIPOP highlights low cost of provincial program
HALIFAX- A Freedom of Information request received by the NSNDP Caucus shows that providing paid sick days for everyone is possible. When the provincial government announced the program last spring they said they...
September 16, 2021
Recovery plan must address health care crisis, support worst hit sectors
HALIFAX -- NDP Finance spokesperson Lisa Lachance made the following statement today in response to the 2020-2021 Public Accounts:
“What we see in today’s report is the massive impact the pandemic has had on the people of Nova...
September 15, 2021
Housing crisis must be addressed ahead of colder weather
HALIFAX -- One month since the removal of temporary shelters in HRM, the Conservative government has still taken no significant action to address the housing crisis. The NDP is calling on the provincial Conservatives to make rent...
September 14, 2021
Houston should make rapid tests available in schools
HALIFAX-- The NDP is calling on the new Conservative government to make rapid tests available in all of the province’s schools so students, parents, and teachers are able to easily access testing as restrictions are lifted in Phase...
September 10, 2021
Leblanc: Doctor shortage needs more than new office, administrative shuffling
HALIFAX - Susan Leblanc, NDP Health and Wellness spokesperson, made the following statement about the family doctor waitlist:
“Conservatives said fixing health care was their top priority. Now, in the first month of their...
September 9, 2021
Burrill: Houston must extend rent control
HALIFAX - NDP Leader Gary Burrill is calling on Premier Tim Houston to make a clear commitment to extending rent control. Houston made comments during the campaign that he is against rent control, which were echoed by Housing Minister John Lohr late last week.
September 8, 2021
Burrill announces NDP spokesperson and Caucus roles
HALIFAX - The NDP is ready to hold the Conservative government accountable and get results for real people. NDP Leader Gary Burrill announced new spokesperson roles for the NDP Caucus today.
“Since the election we’ve seen the housing crisis get...
September 3, 2021
Burrill: The fight for paid sick days continues
HALIFAX -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement ahead of Labour Day, Monday:
“This week, students will be headed back to school and more and more workers are heading back to their offices. And yet, with the Delta variant...