For many Nova Scotians renting an apartment in the community they call home is becoming very challenging. The Nova Scotia NDP is pushing for rent control, Airbnb regulation and rules that will make apartment hunting a little easier.
Over the summer the Halifax Coalition to Ban Street Checks has been out talking to people in Halifax about the practice of street checks. In a relatively short period of time, we collected close to 6000 signatures against the racist practice.
When you are a victim of workplace bullying and harassment in Nova Scotia you have virtually no legal recourse. Yesterday the Nova Scotia NDP proposed la private bill to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Kendall Worth meets with MLA Lisa Roberts to talk about high rents, Airbnb, rent control and people losing their homes. Also, there’s a petition you can download.
Kendall Worth meets with Dartmouth North MLA Susan Leblanc to talk about special needs allowances and housing.
Kendall and MLA Susan Leblanc have been working closely together to put an end to the 100% clawbacks of EI benefits and self-employment earnings for people on income assistance. Last week they reached a bit of a milestone when the petition was tabled at Province House.
Kendall Worth recently went door to door in Halifax Chebucto with Gary Burrill, MLA and leader of the Nova Scotia NDP. They were looking for support for the petition against the EI clawbacks. “It was a great day out and there was lots of support at the doors,” Kendall writes.
Kendall sits down for coffee with Susan Leblanc, MLA for Dartmouth North. They discuss poverty, isolation, the EI clawbacks, and the benefits of a 24/7 drop-in centre.
Kendall Worth writes about questions Dartmouth North MLA Susan Leblanc raised about EI clawbacks for people on Income Assistance. It’s a topic dear to Kendall’s heart as he knows several people who experienced this.
NDP Justice critic Claudia Chender on solitary confinement and other prison-related issues. “Our provincial jails are a black box. We have very little idea of what goes on behind those walls at all. It’s time for some transparency in our correctional system. It’s time for an independent review of the practice of solitary confinement. It’s time for the government to start listening.”