January 16, 2018
Proper support for midwifery in Nova Scotia could have avoided South Shore suspension
Only six full-time midwives left working in N.S.
HALIFAX – The Liberal government must properly fund the provincial midwifery program to ensure women in Nova Scotia have access to options for maternity care. The...
January 12, 2018
NDP calls on Liberal government to reaffirm Nova Scotia's fracking ban
Mixed messages from from Premier and Energy Minister
HALIFAX – The Liberals must be clear on their plans for fracking in Nova Scotia after inconsistent and confusing statements from the Premier and Energy Minister Geoff...
January 11, 2018
Cuts to Direct Family Support program unacceptable
Nearly $1 million removed from support services
Halifax – Documents accessed by the NDP Caucus through a freedom of information request show that funding for the Direct Family Support for Children program has been cut by almost $1 million over the...
January 10, 2018
Statement by Claudia Chender on federal funding for child care
HALIFAX– NDP Spokesperson for Education and Early Childhood Development, Claudia Chender, made the following statement on today’s child care funding announcement:
“While it’s encouraging to see 3.5 million dollars...
January 9, 2018
Children in care need better support to reach citizenship
Rally planned tonight in support of Abdoul Abdi
Halifax – The recent case of Abdoul Abdi is raising the issue of citizenship for children in care again in Nova Scotia. The 23-year- old, who came to Canada as a refuge from Somalia, is facing...
January 8, 2018
Statement by NDP Leader on abuse in nursing homes
HALIFAX - NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to news reports on abuse in nursing homes:
"It is deeply troubling to learn that abuse cases in nursing homes are being inadequately reported to the public.
January 8, 2018
Film technicians' hours worked down by 55% in 2017 compared to 2016
Less work since Film Tax Credit eliminated
HALIFAX – New numbers show there is less work for film technicians in Nova Scotia since the Film Tax Credit was eliminated. The numbers come from IATSE Local 849, representing the bulk...
January 4, 2018
Wealth of Nova Scotia's richest families grew by $770 million last year while wages stagnated
Other provinces moving towards $15 minimum wage
HALIFAX – In 2017, the three richest families in Nova Scotia added $770 million to their net worth, an increase of 15.8 per cent, while at the same time...
January 3, 2018
Statement by NDP Leader on CEO salaries
HALIFAX – NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ new study on escalating CEO compensation:
“When the top 100 CEOs in Canada have made more money by 10:57 am on January 2 than most Nova...
December 28, 2017
Statement by NDP Justice spokesperson Claudia Chender on Fatality Inquiry Recommendations
HALIFAX – NDP Spokesperson for Justice Claudia Chender made the following statement in response to recommendations made today by Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Examiner that there be an inquiry into...
December 21, 2017
Emergency room closures up for fourth year in a row
Cape Breton accounts for nearly half of closures
Halifax—The 2017 Accountability Report on Emergency Departments shows that the total number of emergency room closures has gone up every year since the Liberals formed...
December 20, 2017
Cape Breton youth deserve equal care to children in Halifax
Tammy Martin raises concerns about access to mental health care
Sydney – NDP spokesperson for Health Tammy Martin is raising concerns about access to mental health care for youth in Cape Breton after today’s NSHA announcement that...