May 23, 2023
Houston should cut the grocery tax, help Nova Scotia families afford food
HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia NDP is calling on the Houston government to cut the grocery tax and help families afford food. According to a recent report 22 per cent of Nova Scotian families can’t afford healthy food. That’s up from...
May 18, 2023
Houston government ignoring education support workers is unacceptable
HALlFAX– As striking CUPE workers head into the second week of their job action, the Houston government is continuing to ignore these essential education support staff. Working for less than a living wage, these workers...
May 17, 2023
Houston government must stand against hate and discrimination
HALIFAX – Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia. Over the last few months, Nova Scotia has experienced a growing and concerning number of examples of hatred and homophobia in our communities...
May 10, 2023
Houston ignores the rising cost of food, cuts Farmers’ Market coupon program
HALIFAX – The number of families that can’t afford healthy food in Nova Scotia is now 22 per cent, up from 17 per cent last year. But while more Nova Scotians are struggling, the Houston government is refusing...
May 1, 2023
Rise in transphobia and homophobia in Nova Scotia schools needs to be addressed
HALIFAX – Lisa Lachance, NSNDP spokesperson for 2SLGBTQI+ Affairs made the following statement on transphobia and homophobia in Nova Scotia schools:
“I am deeply concerned about the rapid amount of...
April 28, 2023
Chender: On the National Day of Mourning, we recommit to always putting workers’ safety first
HALIFAX – NDP Leader Claudia Chender made the following statement on the National Day of Mourning:
“Today we pause to remember and honour all Nova Scotians who have died,...
April 25, 2023
Houston must reverse unfair restriction of bonuses for nurses on medical leave
HALIFAX – The Premier must reverse the unfair restriction of bonuses for nurses and healthcare workers off on medical leave. Following the reporting of Katie Doyle’s story dozens of nurses on medical leave have come forward to...
April 20, 2023
Nurses on medical leave deserve “thank you” bonus from Houston
HALIFAX – The Houston government’s “thank you” bonus excludes full-time permanent nurses that are off on medical leave. Katie Doyle has been off work since August 2022 but is eager to return to her job as an LPN following a second...
April 19, 2023
Mass Casualty anniversary is a time for remembrance and action
HALIFAX – As Nova Scotians across the province pause to remember and reflect on the mass casualty in Portapique and surrounding communities we must also commit to and ensure the recommendations of the Mass Casualty Commission Report are...
April 14, 2023
Primary Care Waitlist grows to over 142,000 amid multiple clinic closures
Halifax — The Houston government record on connecting Nova Scotians with Family Care Teams continues to deteriorate. As of April 1, 2023, the number of Nova Scotians waiting for a primary care provider has grown to...
April 12, 2023
Houston budget misses opportunities to help Nova Scotia families
Halifax — Tim Houston will wrap up the spring sitting of the legislature without taking real action to help Nova Scotians find homes they can afford, or make a significant difference in providing people with primary health...
April 11, 2023
The misuse of Non-disclosure Agreements and what we can do about it
A great deal has been written in recent days about the misuse of Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and the harm that they cause to victims of harassment, abuse and impropriety.
The NDP is proud to have brought this issue to light last...