May 28, 2020
Parents, caregivers left behind in Liberal reopening plan
HALIFAX -- Premier McNeil is leaving thousands of workers, especially women, out of the first stage of the recovery plan. It was announced yesterday that businesses can open starting on June 5, while child care won’t open until at...
May 27, 2020
Inquiry, investment needed for long-term care in Nova Scotia
HALIFAX -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement on the need for a public inquiry into long-term care in Nova Scotia following the Canadian Armed Forces' report on facilities in Ontario:
May 26, 2020
Chender: reopening plans must support workers with children
HALIFAX -- NDP Business spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement today after the teleconference meeting of the Human Resources Committee:
“Today, I was glad to see all-party support for the...
May 25, 2020
Liberals must be transparent with the public about reopening plan
HALIFAX -- The Liberal government is creating unneeded uncertainty by failing to give a public timeline for the lifting of public health restrictions in the province.
“The Premier’s approach is paternalistic and patronizing towards...
May 22, 2020
Action needed to ensure residents of long-term care protected in future outbreaks
HALIFAX -- The NDP is renewing its call for a public inquiry into long-term care in light of the pandemic. With over 50 deaths now reported at Northwood, the Liberal government must ensure that we understand what has happened...
May 19, 2020
Provincial leadership needed on mass shooting inquiry
HALIFAX -- NDP Justice spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement on the need for an inquiry into the April 18-19 shootings:
“Last month, Nova Scotia was home to the worst mass shooting in our...
May 15, 2020
Democratic accountability needed during pandemic
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia could be doing better when it comes to democratic oversight and accountability during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, the NDP has been focussed on working constructively with the government to...
May 14, 2020
Cape Breton Centre MLA Kendra Coombes is first MLA sworn in virtually in Nova Scotia
HALIFAX -- As COVID-19 continues to affect all aspects of life, the Nova Scotia legislature has found a way to adapt and ensure newly elected NDP MLA Kendra Coombes could be sworn in today.
“It’s important that,...
May 13, 2020
Coombes: Workers’ privacy must be protected
Halifax -- NDP Labour spokesperson Kendra Coombes made the following statement in response to news of another government privacy breach:
“It is incredibly concerning to see the personal information of workers, who have...
May 12, 2020
AG report points to gaps in mental health care
Halifax -- Nova Scotians need better access to mental health care as we continue to isolate and deal with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s Auditor General’s report reveals a number of concerning gaps in mental health planning by...
May 11, 2020
NSNDP and ACORN call for full eviction ban, freeze on rent increases
Halifax, NS -- Nova Scotia ACORN and the NSNDP Caucus are calling on Stephen McNeil and the Liberal government to expand the eviction ban and freeze all rental increases during the state of emergency.
May 8, 2020
COVID-19 exposes the need for better wages
HALIFAX -- The Nova Scotia NDP is renewing its call for a $15 minimum wage, and calling on the Liberal government to work with unions and employers to permanently increase pay and protections for all workers.