NDP

NDP ready for fall session

August 25, 2016


For immediate release.
August 25, 2016

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia NDP Caucus is prepared for the upcoming session of the Nova Scotia Legislature set to start on October 13.

“Since the spring, it has become clear that the McNeil government has a loose relationship with the truth,” said NDP Leader Gary Burrill. “Whether it’s false numbers about long-term care cuts or continued patronage under the Premier’s watch, you can expect our NDP caucus to demand answers from the Liberal government about important issues.”

The Speaker’s Office announced today that a new session will start October 13 with a throne speech. The previous session will be prorogued in order to begin the new session, meaning that all previous legislation will need to be re-introduced in order to be debated.

During the spring session, the NDP Caucus introduced legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour, create an Environmental Bill of Rights, and ensure people can afford to get their food at grocery stores instead of at food banks.

“The NDP will continue to fight to make life more affordable by investing in our people,” said Burrill.

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For more information, contact Kaley Kennedy at 902-229-6881.