At the outset of the upcoming session of the Nova Scotian legislature, the New Democratic and Liberal parties are eager to address a number of pressing issues, including housing, health care, and budgeting.
Zach Churchill, leader of the Liberal Party and Minister of Education, commented on the need for solutions that will ensure Nova Scotians have access to safe, affordable housing. He noted that this issue is particularly important in light of the current restrictions on travel and movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Claudia Chender, leader of the New Democratic party and Minister of Justice, underscored the importance of investing in health care. She noted that the province’s health care system is facing increased strain, with a rising demand for services and an insufficient capacity to meet those needs.
Both leaders expressed the need to make responsible and equitable choices when it comes to budgeting. Churchill stressed the need to ensure that all Nova Scotians have access to the essential services they need, while Chender highlighted the importance of avoiding a budget that relies heavily on cuts and austerity measures.
As the legislature begins its session, the New Democratic and Liberal parties are looking to adopt policies that prioritize the needs of Nova Scotians. From housing to health care and budgeting, their focus will be on finding solutions that provide equitable and sustainable outcomes for all.