Conservatives love our plans for Nova Scotia

The only highlights from this budget are Liberal ideas.

  • Ending bracket creep by indexing income taxes to inflation
  • Introducing a universal school lunch program
  • Covering the cost of continuous glucose monitors for people living with diabetes
  • Investing in better cell coverage in rural areas of the province
  • Supports to create backyard suites to increase the housing stock

Liberals know that life needs to be more affordable for Nova Scotians right now. That’s why we are going to keep on advocating for a cut to the HST to keep more money in your pockets because it’s never been more expensive to be a Nova Scotian than under Tim Houston.

Liberal’s Pledge To Cut The HST

February 12, 2024

Our AGM began last night and to kick-off the weekend, I made an announcement.
A Liberal government under my leadership would lower the HST from 15% to 13% – the lowest sales tax in Atlantic Canada.
No one has benefited from inflation except for Tim Houston. His Conservative government has received an additional $3.4 billion on the backs of Nova Scotians, and we believe it’s time to give some of that back.
Cutting the HST would save Nova Scotians hundreds of dollars each year, leaving more money in their pockets to spend on necessities like household items, phone bills, auto repairs, and school supplies.

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.

Quick Facts: 
— 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

Additional Resources:

Donations can be made through the Canadian Red Cross to the Lebanon Humanitarian Needs Appeal:

The Lebanese Red Cross:

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.

Vaping Restrictions Aimed at Protecting Health

The government has listened to advice from the health community as alarm about the increasing number of youth vaping in Nova Scotia grows.

That is why Nova Scotia will ban the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes and juices.

Nova Scotia is a leader among Canadian provinces in announcing changes to address vaping and is the only province to announce a complete ban of flavoured products.

The Ban comes into effect April 1, 2020.

Read the complete release from the Department of Health and Wellness