December 3, 2020
Burrill: Every resident of long-term care should have a room of their own
HALIFAX -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to the announcement of a Community Transition Unit for people waiting for a long-term care placement:
December 2, 2020
Action on forestry questions needed
HALIFAX -- The NDP Caucus is calling for a moratorium on clearcutting on Crown land until the Liberal government reaches key milestones in implementing the Lahey Report. Had there been a fall sitting of the legislature, the NDP would have tabled legislation making...
December 1, 2020
Oversight on pandemic spending, economic recovery plan needed
HALIFAX -- The NDP Caucus is renewing its call for an Economic Recovery Task Force that would develop a plan for how Nova Scotia handles the economic recovery from COVID-19. Today’s Financial Report from the Auditor General includes a number of...
November 25, 2020
NDP, housing advocates win rent control for tenants
HALIFAX - NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement about today’s housing announcement:
"Today is a big victory for everyone who has called for rent control in Nova Scotia. It is a huge accomplishment,...
November 25, 2020
Eviction ban needed as COVID-19 restrictions increase, state of emergency remains in place
HALIFAX-- The NDP Caucus is calling on the Liberal government to reinstate a ban on evictions during the state of emergency. Yesterday, Nova Scotia reported 37 new COVID-19 cases and will increase...
November 24, 2020
People need paid sick days in order to stay home
HALIFAX - Rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and new public health restrictions are highlighting again the need for paid sick days for everyone.
“It is completely unfair for the Liberals to tell people they need to stay...
November 20, 2020
Improved access to services, health care for trans community needed
HALIFAX -- NDP 2SLGBTQ+ Affairs spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement on the Transgender Day of Remembrance:
“As we mark this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, the need for improved services and health care...
November 20, 2020
Nova Scotia needs clear phased approach to changes in public health restrictions
HALIFAX -- The NDP Caucus is renewing its call for a clear phased approach to changes in public health directives.
“As cases continue to rise, there are many questions about what the government will do in...
November 19, 2020
Liberal government leaving long-term care residents in shared rooms as second wave approaches
HALIFAX -- As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia continues to increase, it is vital that the Liberal government make the safety of those who live in long-term care a top priority. The...
November 18, 2020
Parents and teachers can’t be left in the dark on COVID-19 response in schools
HALIFAX -- NDP Education spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement in response to cases of COVID-19 being confirmed in two schools:
“We've heard for months that...
November 17, 2020
Sick days needed to respond to COVID-19 cases in schools
HALIFAX -- As cases of COVID-19 affect two Nova Scotia schools, the need for guaranteed, paid sick days is clear. Dozens of students in two schools in Dartmouth are being instructed to get tested and isolate for 14...
November 16, 2020
McDonough marks legacy of leadership in Nova Scotia politics
HALIFAX -- Alexa McDonough made the following statement to mark the 40th anniversary of her election as Leader of the NSNDP on November 16, 1980, making her the first woman to be leader of a major political party in...