Just this week, two tragic stories have come out about Nova Scotians who have lost their lives because they were unable to access the emergency care they need.
Four months ago, Premier Houston cast shame on anyone who would suggest that care is not available when Nova Scotians need it.
However, the tragedies that have recently unfolded highlight a failure of the Houston government to provide emergency services when Nova Scotians need them most.
In the past, Premier Houston has called an emergency session of the legislature to debate MLA pay raises and said he is prepared to do the same to intervene in the independent UARB process.
The real emergency facing Nova Scotians is the one in our healthcare system and it deserves the full attention of this government.
That’s why the Nova Scotia Liberal Caucus is calling for an emergency session of the legislature to investigate these tragedies.