NDP

Liberals break promise to North End Halifax

May 19, 2016


For Immediate Release

May 19, 2016

Halifax, NS – After sitting on the Bloomfield Affordable Housing project for two and a half years, the Liberals have decided to abandon the project and, in doing so, abandon North End Halifax’s desperate need for high quality, affordable housing.  The Premier and Minister of Community Services have repeatedly made commitments over the past two years that the project would go ahead.

“The Liberals promised to proceed with the Bloomfield development. To break that promise shows their total lack of understanding of the major need for high-quality, affordable housing in the North End of Halifax,” says Gary Burrill, Leader of the Nova Scotia NDP.  “It also disrespects the hard work of housing advocates and the arts community who have been working for years to include cultural space alongside affordable housing.”

This is the latest in a number of broken promises from the Liberals.

The Liberals promised to extend the Film Tax Credit, but they gutted it.

The Liberals promised to respect nurses, teachers and other public sector workers, but they have continuously taken away their rights.

The Liberals promised to ensure a doctor for every Nova Scotia, but today there are 90,000 Nova Scotians without a family doctor and the Liberals have banned new doctors from working in HRM.

“North End Halifax can’t handle any more broken promises from Stephen McNeil and the Liberals,” says Burrill. “In the coming by-election, voters in North End Halifax will have a chance to vote against the Liberal’s broken promises and for a positive, progressive agenda from the NDP.”

The NDP will re-invest in the Film Tax Credit.

The NDP will respect nurses, teachers and all public sector workers.

The NDP will hire more doctors.

The NDP will bring in an Environmental Bill of Rights.

The NDP will build more affordable housing.

The NDP will increase the minimum wage to $15 over three years.

“Voters will have a clear choice.  Social, environmental and economic justice with the NDP or failed Harper-style austerity with the Liberals,” Burrill concludes.

 

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