August 17, 2018
Op-Ed: Time for an Environmental Bill of Rights
Last week the Environment Minister approved six requests to spray herbicides on Nova Scotia’s forested lands across 1,300 hectares in Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough counties. This is despite widespread public concern about...
August 17, 2018
Summertime emergency room closures affecting patients
SYDNEY-- Numerous unscheduled closures of emergency rooms in Nova Scotia this summer are worrying patients who have to jump from hospital to hospital for care.
Recently, New Waterford resident Greg MacLeod was sent to the Cape Breton...
August 16, 2018
Op-Ed: Something's wrong somewhere
There is no more visible sign of inequality in our province than the state of people’s teeth. An economist is not required in order to understand that if you can’t afford to heat your home or feed your family, you probably can’t afford to pay hundreds of dollars in...
August 7, 2018
Statement from Tammy Martin on ambulance availability
HALIFAX -- NDP Health and Wellness Spokesperson Tammy Martin made the following statement today in response to data released by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 727, which represents paramedics in Nova Scotia:
August 3, 2018
NDP will present solutions to health care crisis during fall sitting
HALIFAX -- In advance of the re-opening of the legislature on September 6, the NDP is working on legislation to help address the continuing crisis of health care in Nova Scotia.
“We can’t just sit back and wait for this problem to...
August 3, 2018
Liberals need to take action on LGBTQ+ issues
SYDNEY -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill is calling on the Liberal government to support a legislated ban on conversion therapy and make needed policy changes in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Today, Burrill will attend the Pride Flag Raising at 12 PM at the CBRM Civic...
August 2, 2018
NDP Leader visits Cape Breton with focus on health care issues
SYDNEY - NDP Leader Gary Burrill is spending the weekend in Cape Breton, with stops planned in Sydney, North Sydney and Glace Bay. Burrill is focused on hearing from Cape Bretoners about the doctor shortage and the closures of...
July 30, 2018
Statement from Claudia Chender in support of restorative justice workers
HALIFAX-- NDP Justice Spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement today in support of Halifax restorative justice workers:
“The expansion of our Restorative Justice program cannot...
July 27, 2018
Liberals continue to abandon health care in Cape Breton
New Waterford -- NDP Health Spokesperson Tammy Martin made the following statement in response to news that the Northside General Hospital Emergency Department will be closed from Saturday July 28 until after Labour Day:
July 26, 2018
Dental care for children needs to be expanded
Halifax -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill is calling on the Liberal government to expand dental coverage for children. Earlier today, the Liberals reversed a July 12 decision to stop covering scaling (cleaning) and polishing procedures for children under 15.
July 23, 2018
Liberals need to focus on solutions to health care crisis, not blame the sick
HALIFAX -- Liberal backbencher Hugh MacKay should apologize for his insensitive Facebook post this weekend which suggested people are to blame for their own illnesses.
“This is shameful...
July 19, 2018
NDP committed to LGBTQ+ agenda
HALIFAX – The NDP Caucus is calling on the provincial government to celebrate Pride by implementing policy changes that will improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Nova Scotia.
“The NDP Caucus is celebrating Pride by continuing our...