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Fall sitting of N.S. Legislature kicks off Thursday

By Skye Bryden-Blom Oct 13, 2022 | 11:10 AM

The Nova Scotia Legislature (via Facebook)

The cost of living is set to take centre stage as the Nova Scotia Legislature opens for the fall sitting.

Healthcare is also expected to dominate discussions as Nova Scotia’s MLAs reconvene on Thursday.

It will be the first session with Claudia Chender as provincial NDP leader and Zach Churchill at the helm of the Liberals.

There have been reports the Speaker of the legislature could be ousted.

Both opposition leaders have expressed their support for Keith Bain, saying he’s impartial and well-liked.

In a Facebook to his constituents last week, Bain said he made the decision not to resign as requested.

Liberals to focus on healthcare, inflation

Liberal leader Zach Churchill is ready for the fall sitting of the legislature.

He says the province’s healthcare system is deteriorating rapidly.

“We’ve seen the amount of Nova Scotians without a family doctor more than double in the last year. We’ve never seen that happen during my time in elected office,” says Churchill.

He says inflation is affecting working-class Nova Scotians, and government hasn’t addressed it.

Another issue is the economic impact of the CAT ferry from Nova Scotia to Maine, and that the province isn’t happy with passenger numbers.

Churchill says he worries the Premier will cut the service without understanding the full economic impact it has on Nova Scotia.

He is expected to bring these issues forward during Question Period today


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