NDP

Burrill brings income inequality message to five communities this week

April 29, 2016


Halifax, NS – Newly elected Nova Scotia NDP Leader Gary Burrill heads to five different communities next week to speak about income inequality and the NDP’s plan for social, environmental and economic justice.

Gary will be in Westville, Pictou County, on Sunday, May 1st for a social and potluck organized by the Pictou East NDP Association. 2 pm at the home of Clarrie MacKinnon, 2326 Cowan Street in Westville.  All welcome.

On Monday, Gary will travel to Baddeck, Victoria County, for a meeting of the Victoria-The Lakes NDP Association. Burrill will be the guest speaker at the Association’s AGM at 6:30 pm at St Michael’s Hall in Baddeck.

Gary travels to Meadowview, Kings County, on Tuesday, May 3rd for the AGM of the Kings North NDP Association, 7 pm at the Meadowview Community Centre, 8464 Brooklyn Street.

On Wednesday, Gary heads to Fairview for the Fairview-Clayton Park NDP Association’s AGM at 7 pm at St Andrew’s Community Centre, 3380 Barnstead Lane.

On Saturday, May 7th, Gary heads to Italy Cross, Lunenburg County, at 5 pm at the Italy Cross Fire Hall for a dinner and fundraiser of the Lunenburg West NDP Association.  Tickets are available.

Gary will speak about the growing gap between the 1% and 99%, increasing the minimum wage to $15/hour, eliminating poverty and the goals of the NDP in the lead-up to the next provincial election.

“There is something fundamentally wrong with our economy when the top 1% of income earners in Atlantic Canada make $259,300 a year on average, while the bottom 90% of people in Nova Scotia have an average income of less than $27,000 per year,” says Burrill. “The NDP will make addressing income inequality a major priority.  It will be our goal to make Nova Scotia the first jurisdiction in North America to eliminate poverty altogether.”

 

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For more information, or to arrange interviews with Gary, please contact Kyle Buott at the NSNDP Caucus at (902) 266-2068