NDP

Burrill launches major summer Leader’s Tour

June 10, 2016


For Immediate Release 

Halifax, NS – New Nova Scotia NDP Leader Gary Burrill will be travelling around the province for the months of June and July to speak to Nova Scotians about the NDP’s plan to address income inequality, improve public health care, and increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.  Full details and schedules for the tour dates will be announced closer to the dates.  More tour dates will be announced later for July and August.

“Something’s wrong with our economy when the CEO of Emera makes $4.3 million a year while thousands of Nova Scotian children and families live in poverty,” says Burrill.  “The NDP’s plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour is one first step towards addressing income inequality in Nova Scotia. People have to live. ”

Burrill will also be talking about the doctor shortage in Nova Scotia.  While the Liberals promised a family doctor for every Nova Scotian, about 90,000 people don’t have a family doctor.

“The Liberals’ word has been questionable on a range of issues, but nowhere is this more significant than the failed commitment to improve access to family doctors.  People’s health needs to come first,” says Burrill.

Schedule:

June 10 – Sydney

June 11 – Glace Bay for the Davis Day ceremony

June 12 – Antigonish

June 14 – Truro and Masstown

June 16 – Bridgewater

June 17 – North Dartmouth

June 18 – Truro and West-end Halifax

June 25 – NDP Convention in Truro

June 27 – West-end Halifax

June 28 – Cole Harbour

June 29 – South-end Halifax

June 30 – Wolfville

July 4 and 5 – North-end Halifax

July 6 – Sydney

July 7 – New Waterford

July 8 – Glace Bay

July 12 – Sackville

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For more information please contact Kyle Buott at (902) 266-2068