January 20, 2020
Freedom of Information delays continue while access portal is rebuilt
Halifax -- The NDP Caucus is calling for an interim solution while the Liberal government continues to rebuild the Access to Information Portal. In the last four weeks, two Freedom of Information requests have been returned...
January 15, 2020
Housing report shows serious issues facing renters
Halifax-- NDP Housing Spokesperson Lisa Roberts made the following statement in response to today’s annual CMHC rental market report:
“My NDP caucus colleagues and I have been hearing about dramatic and...
January 14, 2020
Increasing child poverty numbers require action from Liberal government
Halifax-- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to the CCPA’s annual report card on child and family poverty in Nova Scotia:
“Today’s report shows that Nova Scotia...
January 14, 2020
Children’s dental care needs to be expanded
Halifax -- The NDP is calling for the continued expansion of universal children’s dental care. The Standing Committee on Health will meet today at 1 pm at Province House to discuss Children’s Oral Health.
January 13, 2020
Unfair, unaccountable system limits compensation for pothole damage
Halifax -- New information, released Friday by the NDP caucus, showed shockingly low numbers of successful claims for damage caused by hazards on provincial roads and points to a bigger problem. The province is able to avoid...
January 10, 2020
Provincial pothole damage claims almost never successful
Halifax -- A Freedom of Information request received by the NDP Caucus reveals that fewer than 8 per cent of claims filed through a program meant to help when vehicles are damaged by potholes or hazards are successful. The Road Hazards...
January 7, 2020
Housing affordability needs short and long-term solutions
Halifax -- NDP Housing Spokesperson Lisa Roberts made the following statement after today’s Community Services Committee meeting on affordable housing:
“What we heard today speaks to the reality that I hear...
January 6, 2020
Statement from NDP MLA Tammy Martin
NEW WATERFORD – MLA for Cape Breton Centre Tammy Martin made the following statement today:
“Over the last three years, it has been an honour and a privilege to represent the people of Cape Breton Centre. I have been proud to work with so many...
December 19, 2019
ER Closures through the roof under McNeil Liberals
HALIFAX - Emergency room closures have increased dramatically under the McNeil Liberal government. New information posted today shows that total emergency room closures went up by 60 per cent last year, while unscheduled closures were up 108...
December 19, 2019
Fiscal update shows room for investment in people
HALIFAX- Today’s fiscal update shows the serious need to start investing in people.
“The Premier claims everything is fine and the economy is doing well, but for thousands of people in our province this is simply not the case,”...
December 18, 2019
Burrill: Premier fell down on the job
HALIFAX - NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement about the Premier opening the door to an extension of the Boat Harbour Act:
“When it comes to the situation of Northern Pulp and Boat Harbour, Stephen McNeil has...
December 17, 2019
Statement from NDP Leader Gary Burrill on Northern Pulp Environmental Assessment
Halifax -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to the Liberal government’s announcement today on the Northern Pulp environmental assessment:
“It should have...