September 21, 2018
NDP re-introduce bill to provide paid leave for survivors of intimate partner violence
HALIFAX-- The NDP Caucus will re-introduce legislation today to provide paid leave for people who experience intimate partner or sexualized violence. Last spring, Nova Scotia introduced unpaid leave for...
September 20, 2018
NDP introduces legislation to create paid sick days for all workers
HALIFAX -- The NDP Caucus will introduce legislation today to establish paid sick days for all workers in Nova Scotia. Under the legislation, workers would earn one half-day for every month worked, or six days per...
September 19, 2018
Nova Scotia’s total bedsore numbers higher than original reports
HALIFAX - The NDP Caucus has obtained new information through a Freedom of Information request that shows that 7 per cent of nursing home patients, or one in 14, have bedsores. In addition to 144 stage three and stage four...
September 18, 2018
Liberals' lack of response to health care crisis makes room for private health clinic
HALIFAX -- A new private, for-profit clinic in Halifax is raising concerns about the state of public health care in Nova Scotia. The clinic has listed both the Province of Nova Scotia and Innovacorp as partners.
September 17, 2018
NDP to introduce legislation to protect workers from stolen wages
HALIFAX - The NDP Caucus will introduce legislation tomorrow to protect workers who have not been paid for work or are owed vacation or overtime pay. The new legislation, if passed, would require employers to prove that an...
September 14, 2018
NDP introduces changes to Lobbyist Registry legislation
HALIFAX - The NDP Caucus will introduce legislation today to strengthen rules around lobbying and provide the Registrar with the power to conduct investigations when the rules are broken.
“When the Premier and a...
September 13, 2018
NDP legislation will update climate change targets
HALIFAX - Today, the NDP Caucus will introduce legislation to update Nova Scotia’s greenhouse gas emissions targets to continue the province’s commitment to addressing climate change.
“Nova Scotia has been a leader in developing...
September 12, 2018
NDP to introduce Mental Health Bill of Rights
HALIFAX - The NDP Caucus will introduce a Mental Health Bill of Rights in the legislature today. This legislation would enshrine the rights of a person experiencing mental distress and require the provincial government to increase funding for...
September 11, 2018
New NDP legislation would create provincial Child and Youth Advocate Office
Halifax -- Today the NDP Caucus will introduce legislation to create a Child and Youth Advocate in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is one of only three provinces without a dedicated, independent office to oversee youth issues.
September 10, 2018
Statement: McNeil Liberals must update Mental Health Strategy
Halifax– NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement to mark World Suicide Prevention Day:
“Mental health care, like all health care in our province, is in crisis. Wait times are too long, those...
September 10, 2018
Chender: Weekend graffiti unacceptable, act of isolated few
Dartmouth – Claudia Chender, MLA for Dartmouth South, made the following statement about the racist and anti-semitic graffiti in Dartmouth this weekend:
“The spray painting of deeply offensive nazi symbols in downtown...
September 7, 2018
NDP offers solution to hospital and ER closures
Halifax -- Today, the NDP caucus will re-introduce legislation to expand collaborative emergency centres (CECs) in Nova Scotia. New collaborative emergency centres could reduce emergency room closures and keep hospital services in communities...