18 Oct 6 Things We Accomplished This Week
Another week of the fall sitting of the legislature has come and gone, and we’re once again reflecting on what your Liberal government accomplished. So, here’s a run-through of happened this week:
- Our government is permanently banning street checks, to help ensure every Nova Scotian is treated fairly and without prejudice by our local and provincial law enforcement. Read the CBC article HERE.
- We announced $400,00 through the Provincial Sexual Violence Prevention Grant toward projects aimed at creating safer and better-supported post-secondary campuses in our province. Read the CTV article HERE.
- The Department of Lands and Forestry is creating an advisory committee made up of academics, environmental NGOs, industry experts, and Mi’kmaq to advise on best forestry management practices. Read the CBC article HERE.
- Volunteer firefighters are a critical lifeline for our Nova Scotia rural communities, which is why we tabled a bill this week to make Workers’ Compensation Board coverage mandatory for volunteer fire departments. As well, 80 volunteer fire departments and rescue organizations across the province will be able to purchase new equipment and rescue materials, through our province’s annual Emergency Services Provider Fund, a $1.4 million investment. Read the CBC article HERE.
- We are expanding the dialysis unit at the Dartmouth General Hospital, a $7.46 million investment that will see six more dialysis chairs added as part of the QEII New Generation Project. That means 36 more patients will be able to be treated in Dartmouth each week. Read the Global article HERE.
- Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Zach Churchill spoke to the important roles Early Childhood Educators play in our province (Read it HERE) and questioned the Conservative’s lack of support for every Nova Scotian family having access to pre-primary by the fall of 2020. (Watch the video HERE).
Week three was a hefty one, and we’re looking forward to continuing to work hard for Nova Scotians next week in the legislature for week four.