July 19, 2017
Nova Scotians paying for Liberal mistakes with P3s
Purchase of schools, while necessary, will cost taxpayers millions
HALIFAX – Today's Liberal decision to purchase 10 more public-private partnership (P3) schools is a necessary but lamentable step in a failed process that has cost taxpayers...
July 18, 2017
Liberals should take action to secure future of Bloomfield site
HRM Council to vote on sale August 15
Halifax—Halifax Needham MLA Lisa Roberts is urging the provincial government to take action to ensure the Bloomfield site stays in public hands, and is developed in line with community...
July 18, 2017
Liberal pre-primary announcement leaves more questions than answers
Concerns remain about staffing, ratios, logistics
HALIFAX – Today’s announcement from the Liberal government about the pre-primary program being launched this September leaves families and child care providers with more questions...
July 18, 2017
Families and providers still in the dark about pre-primary program
Questions remain about who has been consulted
Halifax—As families and child care providers await an announcement today from the Liberal government on its plan to introduce a pre-primary program this fall, questions remain about who...
July 17, 2017
Nova Scotia tenants shouldn't have to fight for rights
Recent case shows need for enforcable Residential Tenancies Act
Halifax—NDP Community Services spokesperson Susan Leblanc is concerned that renters are at an unfair disadvantage in Nova Scotia, after the story of a tenant who has been...
July 14, 2017
Burrill tours tire recycling facility
Environment Minister stands behind tire burning
Halifax— Despite outcries from communities, the Liberals are going full steam ahead with their announced plan to burn tires. Today, NDP leader Gary Burrill is touring Halifax C&D Recycling, the family-owned...
July 13, 2017
Industrial Inquiry Commission a welcome but overdue step
Decision comes 18 months into Herald strike
Halifax—The NDP welcomes the provincial government’s decision to appoint an Industrial Inquiry Commission to resolve the dispute between the Chronicle Herald and the Halifax Typographical Union,...
July 12, 2017
Clarity lacking on halting of school review process
Education Minister declined to offer details
Dartmouth—NDP education spokesperson Claudia Chender is concerned about the Liberal government’s recent decision to halt the school review process with no rationale provided to the public.
July 7, 2017
Liberals have no answers on doctor shortage
Health Minister declined to make recommended changes
HALIFAX – NDP Health Spokesperson Tammy Martin says wait lists for access to a doctor are soaring and the Liberal government still isn’t listening. This morning, Health Minister Delorey declined to...
July 6, 2017
Liberal decision to allow tire burning is backwards
Environmental assessment process is flawed
HALIFAX – NDP Leader Gary Burrill says the Liberals’ decision to allow a company to burn tires for fuel is backwards-looking and not fitting with the province’s environmental sustainability...
June 30, 2017
Child care centres face financial difficulties under McNeil's plan
Providers left with many questions, little time to plan for impact
HALIFAX – NDP Early Childhood Education spokesperson Claudia Chender has heard from early childhood educators and child care centres about the financial...
June 29, 2017
Liberal plan for 30 pre-primary programs may only mean 14 new centres
Cabinet meeting cancelled despite questions
HALIFAX – New information obtained by the NDP Caucus suggests there could be as few as 14 new pre-primary centres opened by the Liberals.