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Opposition question Houston on healthcare, inflation

By Kevin Northup Mar 22, 2023 | 12:16 PM

The Nova Scotia Legislature (via Facebook)

The Nova Scotia Legislature is back in session.

It began yesterday with Liberal leader Zach Churchill pressing Premier Tim Houston on inflation.

Churchill said Nova Scotians are expected to pay $1,000 more for food this year.

“This is despite the fact that the Deputy Premier told us that inflation would just go away. My question to the Premier is when will this government take action to help Nova Scotians with inflationary pressures?’ asked Churchill.

Houston said inflation is a concern for all Canadians, and the upcoming federal Liberal carbon tax will not help things.

He says the $1,000 home rebate has helped many heat their homes, and they will continue to take action.

NDP leader Claudia Chender questioned Houston on the upcoming closure of the Southend Family Practice Clinic in Halifax.

She asked how bad the primary care situation is going to get before those without a doctor are helped.

Houston said measures government has put in place are working.

“We know we’ve made virtual care available to every single person without a family doctor. We know that we’re attaching them to clinics, the pharmacy and mobile clinics are working, and we are moving forward,” said Houston.

He pointed to the province continuing to support healthcare workers, including the incentive offered earlier this week for nurses and other staff.

Houston said the negativity of the opposition will not help the issue.

More from Monday’s Question Period can be viewed here.

The house will sit again today, and tomorrow the 2023/24 provincial budget will be presented.


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