March 19, 2018
Provincial budget should invest in people
HALIFAX -- At a time when many Nova Scotians are in deep need, the 2018 provincial budget should focus on the most pressing matters at hand: health care, education, and addressing income inequality.
March 16, 2018
Patient care being affected, health care crisis must be addressed
HALIFAX - Another patient is coming forward about the effect overcrowding in Nova Scotia’s hospitals is having on patient care.
Deidre MacPherson has chronic asthma and ended up in hospital two weeks...
March 15, 2018
Premier must release Code Census information
The NSHA should release important information like ERs overcrowding
HALIFAX – The NDP Caucus is calling on Premier Stephen McNeil to compel the Nova Scotia Health Authority to release data about overcrowding in hospital emergency...
March 9, 2018
21 per cent of all acute care beds occupied by long-term care patients over past five years
Situation even worse in Western and Northern Zones
HALIFAX – According to data obtained by the NDP Caucus under Freedom of Information, over the past five years 21 per cent of all acute care beds in hospitals...
March 8, 2018
Sexual assault services need adequate and sustained funding
Funding through the Sexual Violence Strategy ends March 31
Halifax - The McNeil government is ignoring calls from service providers for important funding for sexual assault services in the province. Funding available through the provincial...
March 7, 2018
1877 people have died while waiting for long-term care placement over the last five years
NSHA data shows there is a need for more nursing home beds.
HALIFAX – According to a Freedom of Information request received by the NDP Caucus, 1,877 people died while waiting for long-term...
March 5, 2018
NDP announces stimulus plan for Cape Breton
SYDNEY – This week, the NDP will introduce legislation to address the economic disparities between Cape Breton and the rest of Nova Scotia. NDP Leader Gary Burrill joined Tammy Martin, MLA for Cape Breton Centre, at a press conference in Sydney...
March 4, 2018
Students with diverse needs need legislative protections in Bill 72
HALIFAX – The Liberal’s Education Reform Act appears to remove important protections for student inclusion in the classroom. Bill 72 repeals Section 64.2.d. which required school boards to implement educational programs for students with...
March 2, 2018
NDP bill would guarantee 1% of government expenditures on culture and heritage
HALIFAX – A new bill introduced by the NDP Caucus today would set the bar for spending on the creative economy to guarantee governments support arts and culture in Nova Scotia.
March 1, 2018
Liberal education reforms remove local decision-making voices
Centralizing the system is the wrong choice for education
HALIFAX – The Liberal government introduced legislation today to eliminate all English language school boards and centralize decision making in...
March 1, 2018
Liberals must act to reduce tuition fees
Poll shows public wants action on student debt
SYDNEY – New polling data released this morning by the Post-Secondary Education Coalition shows clearly that the public wants the Liberals to address the issue of skyrocketing tuition fees and student debt. The...
March 1, 2018
Survivors of intimate partner violence should have guaranteed paid leave
NDP bill would provide paid leave to survivors
HALIFAX - Today, the NDP Caucus is bringing forward legislation that would provide paid leave for survivors of intimate partner and sexualized violence. Of those individuals who have...