Update, 4pm: A resolution from NDP Dartmouth North Susan Leblanc requesting Coombes be allowed to participate in the Emergency Debate “virtually” received unanimous consent from all elected representatives. The Progressive Conservatives also tabled a bill that may be debated at a later date that would allow any MLA to participate virtually in legislative sessions so […]
A group representing Nova Scotia’s Acadian and francophone parents is holding a rally outside the legislature on Wednesday to support French first-language education and to urge MLAs to support a Liberal private member’s bill. “We’re often not very loud about our needs as a community and as an education system,” Caroline Arsenault, president of the […]
One of the most significant barriers to reproductive health equity in Nova Scotia is the cost of contraception, and universal access is needed. That was one of the messages repeated during Tuesday’s meeting of the Nova Scotia Standing Committee on Health, which focused on access to birth control and sexual health services. “Providing free contraception […]
Seniors aged 80 and older, nursing home residents, and seniors in other group settings will soon be eligible for a fourth dose of vaccine to help reduce the impact of COVID-19. Nova Scotia Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson said more details will be available in the coming days, adding “we will be be quick […]
1. Premier Tim Houston fires staffer over racist comments Last week, Premier Tim Houston learned that a staffer in the Department of Justice made comments on the social media about Angela Simmonds, the Liberal MLA for Preston. The staffer, who had recently been in meetings with Simmonds in her role as justice critic, allegedly said […]
ac·count·abil·i·ty | \ ə-ˌkau̇n-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ Definition of accountability: the quality or state of being accountable, especially : an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions // public officials lacking accountability Merriam-Webster online dictionary Accountability. At 10:19pm Atlantic time last Friday night — after much of the business of the political media world had wrapped for the day,...