Media release: Students were looking for a bold investment in education and the climate, and saw neither. Tuition has increased more than 20% since this government came to power, making Nova Scotia the least affordable province for pursuing post-secondary education. Instead of making investments in students and investing in a just transition to a green economy, the government continues to give tax cuts for corporations.
Media release: The ACE (Advocates for the Care of the Elderly) Team says that the McNeil government is pretending in its 2020-21 Budget that long-term care is a priority, but really only taking very limited steps to address the very real crisis in care that has been continuing for many years.
By the Objective News Agency investigative team: The government announced over a $1 Billion infrastructure spending spree for 2020-2021. More than double what the Province spent last year. However, the Black community will not benefit economically from this massive spending. Not even a trickle down effect.
Media release: Nova Scotia is now the only jurisdiction in Canada that neither has legislation nor has publicly announced the intention of introducing legislation to outlaw bullying and psychological harassment in workplaces. All other provinces and the federal jurisdiction have or have promised a definition of workplace injury that includes psychological damage.
With so many people on a waitlist for community-based living opportunities, the eight small option homes the government has committed to just don’t cut it, writes Wendy Lill of the Community Homes Action Group.
Media release: A Friends of Halifax Common petition on the proposed $2 billion dollar QEII hospital expansion will be presented by HRM Councillor Waye Mason at HRM council on Tuesday morning – Feb 25.
Reporter Elizabeth Goodridge went to Sunday’s large rally in downtown Halifax in support of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders.
“The current complaint system at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (NSHRC) doesn’t seem to be working. Those who have been traumatized by racism, sexism and hate are being re-victimized,” writes Raymond Sheppard.
On February 23rd, Mi’kmaq water protectors and community members in Halifax rallied at the Peace and Freedom Park on Hollis St. and South St., to show support for Wet’suwet’en sovereignty, and solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs opposing the Coastal Gaslink (CGL) pipeline. Hundreds of people showed up to the event.
KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – We don’t know the full context, but this video of cops tackling a Black teenager in Bedford, Nova Scotia, raises questions about unwarranted police violence.