May 17, 2019
Leblanc: Government must be an active partner in building safer, more inclusive province
HALIFAX -- NDP LGBTQ+ spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia:
“Today we recognize and...
May 15, 2019
Fawthrop ready to stand up for Sackville
Lower Sackville -- The Sackville-Cobequid byelection has been called for June 18 and NDP candidate Lara Fawthrop is ready to stand up for Sackville. The byelection comes after NDP MLA Dave Wilson retired in November, after 15 years of service.
“The people of...
May 14, 2019
Liberals must release justification on P3 contract for QEII redevelopment
HALIFAX -- The NDP Caucus is calling on the McNeil government to publicly explain why a P3 option for the QEII hospital redevelopment is in the best interest of Nova Scotians. The Health Committee will discuss the QEII...
May 13, 2019
Teachers report continued issues with classroom supports
Halifax-- A follow-up survey from Educators for Social Justice (ESJ) shows that teachers still believe there are inadequate levels of support in the classroom. In February, ESJ released a survey showing a majority of teachers had major...
May 10, 2019
Burrill: Liberals paving the road to Emera mega-profits
HALIFAX -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement about the news that Emera's profits, especially from Nova Scotia Power, have dramatically increased this quarter:
"While the people of Nova Scotia struggle to pay...
May 10, 2019
Education Minister must be transparent about decisions that impact classrooms
Halifax -- Education Minister Zach Churchill must release the full reporting of changes in school budgets for next year and explain how changes will affect students’ access to programs like Early Literacy Support (ELS) and Options...
May 9, 2019
Martin: Westray anniversary a time to remember workers’ safety
HALIFAX-- NDP Labour spokesperson Tammy Martin made the following statement to mark the anniversary of the Westray mining disaster:
“Twenty-seven years ago 26 miners were killed on the job at the Westray...
May 8, 2019
Burrill: This Mental Health Week let’s work for a Mental Health Bill of Rights
HALIFAX- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement to mark Mental Health Week and the province’s flag-raising:
“There is a two-tiered system for mental health services in Nova Scotia -- one...
May 7, 2019
Possible cuts to early literacy concerning
HALIFAX -- NDP Education and Early Childhood Development Spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement in response to reports that early literacy supports are being cut at some schools:
“I have heard from a number of people at...
May 6, 2019
NDP solutions to the health care crisis being ignored
HALIFAX- The NDP has proposed a number of solutions to the health care crisis that would help reduce the pressure on emergency rooms and family physicians, which have been ignored by the Liberal government.
“The first step toward...
May 5, 2019
Nova Scotia needs more midwives
New Waterford -- As communities across Nova Scotia celebrate midwives this weekend, the NDP is calling on the Liberal government to expand the provincial midwifery program to sustainable levels.
“We know there are women who want to access midwifery services in Nova...
May 3, 2019
Leblanc: Cancelled rugby season unfair for players
HALIFAX - Susan Leblanc, NDP Spokesperson for Communities, Culture and Heritage, and a former student rugby player, made the following statement on the decision to cancel high school rugby in Nova Scotia: