Campaign for Dartmouth North is Underway
With the sun shining and the response from voters so positive you can see the smiles through the masks on campaign volunteers!
Key Dates for Leadership Contest
If you want to vote for the next leader of the Liberal Party of Nova Scotia you need to be aware of these key dates:
January 7th is the deadline to register as a member to vote for Leader
January 12thDeadline to register as a delegate to vote for Leader
Do both today, click here
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Premier McNeil Apologises for Failures of the Justice System and Commits to Changes in Public Safety Policy
The Premier made an emotional apology for past failings of policing and justice in Nova Scotia. With members of the opposition, police and the community attending, the Premier announced an action plan to make a substantive change.
Twenty-one Nova Scotia paramedics have been awarded the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal for their dedication to the health and safety of all Nova Scotians.
Read the full press release here: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200924003
Nova Scotia Announces Aid for Beruit
PREMIER’S OFFICE–Nova Scotia Supports Humanitarian Aid for Lebanon
Nova Scotia will provide $1 million to the Lebanese Red Cross to support those affected by the Beirut explosion.
“We are all seeing the devastating impact of the tragedy in Beirut,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “The Lebanese community has deep roots in Nova Scotia. Our hearts go out to Lebanese-Nova Scotians, their families and loved ones and all those affected by the explosion. We stand with you and are keeping you in our thoughts.”
The Lebanese Red Cross Society’s mission is to provide relief to victims of natural and human disasters and it helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies, and to reduce the suffering of the most vulnerable.
— United Nations agencies have warned of a humanitarian crisis in Lebanon following the devastating explosion at a portside warehouse on Aug. 4
— the Canadian government is contributing up to $5 million in humanitarian aid, including $1.5 million to the Lebanese Red Cross to provide emergency medical services, shelter and food
Donations can be made through the Canadian Red Cross to the Lebanon Humanitarian Needs Appeal: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/65325/donate/1?_ga=2.192852521.223848241.1596816648-391534279.1596816648
The Lebanese Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org.lb/index.aspx?pageid=152
Public Libraries Making Reusable Masks Available
Non-medical masks become mandatory in indoor public places on July 31 under the Health Protection Act Order
Reusable cloth masks will be available for free at all public libraries for Nova Scotians without access to them on their own.
Masks are available in both adult and youth sizes and are adjustable. Each person can request up to two masks for each member of their immediate family.
Masks will also be made available at most Provincial Museums. For the full news release click here.
Government Announces Largest Increase to Minimum Wage in a Decade
The minimum wage goes to $12.55, read the full release.