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...
June 21, 2018
Statment: NDP Leader Gary Burrill on Nursing Home bedsores report
SYDNEY – NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to today’s report on bedsores in Nova Scotia’s long-term care facilities:
“The news that over 150 people in Nova Scotia’s nursing homes have stage three...
June 19, 2018
Liberals eliminate public input from school site selection process
HALIFAX – The NDP is concerned the Liberals’ new Education Act regulations have completely removed the public from the school site selection process for new schools. The revised regulations only say the Regional Executive...
June 18, 2018
NDP Leader Gary Burrill, statement on the death of James (Buddy) McEachern
HALIFAX– NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to the news that former NDP MLA Buddy McEachern has died:
“Buddy McEachern was a lifelong member of the NDP and...