March 31, 2020
Burrill: No one should lose their home during the COVID-19 pandemic
HALIFAX -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to Premier McNeil's comments on evictions yesterday:
“We have been asking for weeks that the Liberal government place a...
March 24, 2020
Burrill: No one should be evicted during COVID-19 state of emergency
HALIFAX -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement about banning evictions during the provincial state of emergency:
“Tuesday next week is March 31. For thousands of families, that means April’s rent is almost due. We...
March 17, 2020
NDP calls for no evictions during COVID-19 pandemic
HALIFAX - NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement about the need to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 outbreak:
“People are very worried about their financial situation during the COVID-19 outbreak as they face reductions in hours,...
March 13, 2020
Liberal government must support all workers through COVID-19
HALIFAX -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang’s March 13 COVID-19 announcement:
“The people of Nova Scotia can have every confidence in the...
March 6, 2020
NDP Caucus to introduce new environmental targets and energy-efficiency legislation
HALIFAX - The NDP Caucus will introduce two pieces of environmental legislation today designed to address the climate emergency. The first focuses on increasing energy-efficiency targets and reducing energy poverty. The second...
March 6, 2020
Nova Scotian needs a legislative calendar to avoid unpredictable, rushed, late-night legislative sittings
Halifax -- The NDP tabled legislation Thursday to create a legislative calendar that would set out clear expectations for sitting days and sitting hours for the House of Assembly in Nova Scotia.
March 5, 2020
Neglect of public health care raises concerns about readiness for COVID-19
HALIFAX - The Liberal government's neglect of public health care services in Nova Scotia is undermining efforts to prepare for a possible COVID-19 outbreak. Emergency room closures, cuts to nursing homes, and a high occupancy rate...
March 4, 2020
COVID-19 requires urgent action on paid sick leave, sick note ban
HALIFAX - The NDP is renewing its call for paid sick leave for all employees, along with a ban on employers requiring a sick note, as part of preparation for Covid-19 in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has said...
March 3, 2020
Nova Scotia Liberals should pass NDP bubble zone law
Halifax -- Yesterday, the NDP introduced legislation to prohibit protests or other interference with access to reproductive health services whether at a pharmacy, a clinic, a doctor’s office, a hospital, or a physician’s home, often...
March 2, 2020
Liberals reject fixed election dates
Halifax-- NDP House Leader Claudia Chender made the following statement about amending the Elections Act to establish fixed election dates in Nova Scotia:
“It is disappointing that the Liberal MLAs on the Law Amendments Committee...
March 1, 2020
Minister says municipal resolutions against aquaculture not being considered
BRIDGEWATER - Last week, Keith Colwell, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, told a legislature committee that the department is not giving any consideration to a series of resolutions adopted by municipal councils across the...
March 1, 2020
NDP momentum building as Convention 2020 wraps in Halifax
HALIFAX - The final day of the Nova Scotia NDP Convention will be held at the Westin Hotel in Halifax today.
“The NDP is on your side. New Democrats are the only party talking about solutions that will improve your life. Things like...