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Provincial NDP leader visits South Shore

By Evan Taylor Sep 20, 2022 | 3:37 PM

Photo: NS NDP Party.

Ahead of what is likely to be a busy fall legislation session in Nova Scotia provincial NDP leader Claudia Chender visited the South Shore to get a feel for how the region is faring.

“The issues I heard here are remarkably similar to what I’ve heard around the province, people are concerned about health care, people are worried about the cost of living, and people are concerned with the environment, ” Chender said.

During her visit, Chender made stops in Bridgewater where she spoke with residents, businesses, and the South Shore Hospice Society. Chender says she was excited by the work they are doing and expressed that she feels there is a need for hospice services across the province.

Chender also met with various operators in the agriculture and food industries as part of her party’s ongoing push to introduce healthy food options in schools. “The report that just came out from the province Attorney General listed the SSRCE as the one bright spot in terms of healthy food in schools, we know part of that is the proximity to farms nearby but we need to find ways to offer it elsewhere.”.

With just five fellow NDP MLA’s in the legislature Chender says her party will remain active throughout the fall and winter legislative schedules, particularly holding the government to account on their promises in regards to health care and improving the cost of living crisis.

During her South Shore visit Chender also made stops in Blockhouse and Mahone Bay.

 

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