February 20, 2019
Liberals block NDP motion to restore Public Accounts Committee
Halifax -- Liberal members of the Public Accounts Committee have blocked an NDP motion to restore weekly meetings.
“In the past this committee has done vital work to uncover how government spending would...
February 14, 2019
Chender: Current services aren’t good enough for children with autism in crisis
Halifax -- Dartmouth South MLA and NDP Education spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement about the state of autism services:
“Last year Carly Sutherland was brave...
February 12, 2019
NDP calls on Speaker to step in on committee changes
HALIFAX-- The NDP Caucus has sent a letter to House Speaker Kevin Murphy calling on him to intercede in the recent changes to Public Accounts Committee. Last week Liberal members of the committee used their majority to cut the number of...
February 12, 2019
Op-Ed: The Liberals’ latest affront to democracy, and why you should be outraged
By: Lisa Roberts and Susan Leblanc, NDP members of PAC
Nova Scotians should be outraged at the erosion of democracy that took place last week in the form of changes to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
February 11, 2019
Burrill: Liberals’ pattern of secrecy is unacceptable
HALIFAX- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement on the pending lawsuit regarding the Liberal government’s failure to release information related to the cost of the Yarmouth ferry:
“The Liberals’ refusal to follow the direction...
February 11, 2019
Teachers express frustration and discouragement in new report on Bill 75
HALIFAX - A report released by Educators for Social Justice-Nova Scotia shows teachers’ concerns from the 2016-17 contract dispute persist.
Almost 300 teachers responded to a survey asking their opinion about...
February 9, 2019
Lara Fawthrop chosen as NDP candidate for Sackville-Cobequid
Halifax -- Lara Fawthrop has won the nomination and will be the NDP candidate for Sackville-Cobequid in the upcoming byelection.
“Today the community of Sackville-Cobequid has chosen an excellent candidate to run under the NDP banner and be...
February 7, 2019
Northern Pulp Environmental Assessment finally moves forward
HALIFAX -- With less than a year before the Boat Harbour effluent facility has to close, the Liberal government has finally begun the Environmental Assessment for Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment...
February 6, 2019
Liberals undermine democratic process at Public Accounts Committee
HALIFAX - The Liberals used their majority today to reduce the number of Public Accounts Committee meetings from once a week to once a month. Public Accounts is the committee that oversees public spending in government...
February 5, 2019
FOI shows long-term care workers suffering most from injuries at work
HALIFAX - A Freedom of Information request obtained by the NDP Caucus shows that the highest rates of on-the-job injury occur in the health care sector, especially among Continuing Care Assistants in long-term...
February 4, 2019
Martin: Loss of another physician lead is a blow for Cape Breton health care
New Waterford -- NDP Health spokesperson Tammy Martin made the following statement after news that another doctor has resigned their leadership position in Sydney:
“The news today that Dr. Critchley has...
February 1, 2019
Statement: African Heritage Month is about more than history
Dartmouth -- NDP African Nova Scotian Affairs spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement on the first day of African Heritage Month:
“Every year, we take time to mark African Heritage Month and the important role of the African...