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...
July 18, 2018
Statement from Susan Leblanc about Abdoul Abdi’s deportation case
HALIFAX -- NDP Community Services Spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement in response to news that Adboul Abdi will not be deported:
“The announcement that the federal government will not pursue...
July 17, 2018
Statement from Gary Burrill about Uranium Mining Ban
Halifax– NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement about Nova Scotia’s ban on uranium mining:
“One of the NDP’s first acts in government was the 2009 legislation of a permanent moratorium on uranium mining in our...
July 12, 2018
Statement by Tammy Martin on Health Authority Board Meetings
Health Authority plans to open some meetings to public
HALIFAX - Tammy Martin, MLA for Cape Breton Centre and NDP Health Care Spokesperson made the following statement on the Nova Scotia Health Authority Board’s plan to open its meetings...
July 9, 2018
NDP calls for ban on conversion therapy
HALIFAX -- The NDP is calling on government to enact an immediate ban on conversion therapy in Nova Scotia. Conversion therapy is based on the inaccurate belief that sexuality and gender identity can be changed, and has been opposed by many groups including health...
July 4, 2018
NDP hospitals petition gathers 1500 signatures in first week
NEW WATERFORD -- A petition created by the NDP Caucus has collected over 1500 signatures in its first week online. The petition calls on the McNeil government to keep community hospitals...
July 3, 2018
NDP calls for open PACE meetings and transparent decision making
HALIFAX – As school board representatives from across the country gather in Halifax this week, the NDP is calling on the Liberals to ensure the advisory council created when elected school boards were eliminated meets in...
June 28, 2018
NDP calls on government to release information about any community hospitals being reviewed
HALIFAX – Following the sudden announcement this week that the Liberal government will close hospitals in New Waterford and North Sydney, the NDP Caucus is calling on Premier McNeil and the Nova...
June 27, 2018
New Waterford Health Centre in the works since 2014, still not built
NEW WATERFORD – According to information obtained through a Freedom of Information request, the Liberals approved the site review for a new community health centre in New Waterford in August 2014. Premier McNeil...
June 25, 2018
Liberals' closure of community hospitals is wrong choice for Cape Breton
NEW WATERFORD -- The Liberal government is cutting health services in Cape Breton with today’s announcement that the people of New Waterford and North Sydney will lose their hospitals. Residents of these communities have been...
June 25, 2018
Statement: Tammy Martin on the closure of Northside General and New Waterford Consolidated Hospitals
NEW WATERFORD -- Tammy Martin, NDP Health spokesperson and MLA for Cape Breton Centre, made the following statement about the news that the Liberal government is closing the Northside General and New Waterford...
June 23, 2018
Statement: NDP Energy Spokesperson responds to news of BP spill
SYDNEY -- NDP Spokesperson for Energy Dave Wilson made the following statement in response to news there has been a spill of drilling mud at the BP exploration site off the coast of Nova Scotia:
“Yesterday’s news about a spill off of...