April 8, 2021
Liberals should expand PTSD coverage to frontline child protection workers
Halifax -- The NDP has tabled legislation that would expand presumptive coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) under Workers’ Compensation to include frontline child protection workers in Nova Scotia. It...
April 7, 2021
Coombes: Cost of poverty report shows Liberal government failures
HALIFAX - Kendra Coombes, NDP Community Services spokesperson, made the following statement in response to the release of a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on the cost of poverty in Nova Scotia:
April 6, 2021
Liberals should pass NDP legislation to deal with democratic deficit
HALIFAX -- After a year of limited legislative oversight and democratic roadblocks from the Liberal government, the NDP is pushing for increased democratic oversight of government spending and decision making.
“The lack of a regular...
April 1, 2021
Burrill: Rankin shouldn’t sell Owls Head
HALIFAX - NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement regarding the judicial review about the proposed sale of Owls Head:
“When it comes to the protection of Owls Head, the Premier has an opportunity to demonstrate that he is different from his...
April 1, 2021
Ambulance offload times in Cape Breton too high
NEW WATERFORD - New information obtained by the NDP Caucus through a Freedom of Information Request shows that ambulance offload times in Cape Breton are well above the 20 minute target laid out in the Fitch Report. The average offload time at the Cape Breton...
March 31, 2021
Ambulance delays must be addressed, family demands action
HALIFAX - Patients, paramedics, health care workers, and community leaders have been sounding the alarm about the impact of ambulance offload delays on Nova Scotia’s emergency health services. Now, another family is speaking about...
March 30, 2021
NDP bill would provide free birth control for Nova Scotians
HALIFAX -- The NDP is calling on the Liberal government to expand coverage for prescription and emergency contraceptives. Legislation tabled by the NDP Caucus would ensure anyone without coverage would be able to get birth control under the...
March 29, 2021
Liberals not prepared to take serious action on climate change
HALIFAX -- The Liberals’ budget failed to adequately acknowledge the climate emergency or invest in much-needed green jobs. The NDP Caucus has tabled a number of bills to create a policy framework to take action on climate change as quickly as...
March 26, 2021
NDP introduces legislation to eliminate user fees for ambulances
HALIFAX - Despite writing off millions in uncollectable ambulance fees, the Liberal government is keeping the door open to increasing ambulance user fees. The Fitch report, released earlier this month, recommends increasing...
March 24, 2021
NDP legislation would define housing as a human right, help address housing crisis
HALIFAX -- The NDP is calling on the Liberal government to pass legislation recognizing housing as a human right and to take serious action to deal with the housing crisis in Nova Scotia.
“Housing is a human right...
March 24, 2021
Burrill: Premier retreats from commitment to protect environment
HALIFAX - NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to the Liberal government removing major provisions of their own Biodiversity Act:
“Premier Iain Rankin said protecting the environment would be a priority. His...
March 23, 2021
NDP long-term care legislation would provide for a room for every resident, more staffing, and support public and not-for-profit facilities
HALIFAX -- Today, the NDP will table several pieces of legislation to address a lack of investment in long-term care in Nova Scotia. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted...