On this Thanksgiving weekend we would like to thank our volunteers who worked tirelessly on our campaigns, our candidates who brought bright new voices to our team, and our families who stood with us during our victories and our defeats. We wish you all a peaceful weekend with loved ones. Please remember to reach out to friends and neighbours who may be alone this weekend and check in with your communities' food bank to ensure they have all they need.
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ANIMAL CRUELTY REGULATIONS – THE NDP POSITION October 2nd, 2013 I am writing on behalf of Premier Darrell Dexter, Leader of the New Democratic Party, to assure you that the NDP is fully committed to preventing cruelty to animals. You and many other caring Nova Scotians are speaking out for those who cannot speak for themselves. The NDP is working hard to implement the Animal Protection Act amendments that the NDP adopted in the Legislature this spring, to define the standard of care for animals, including physical shelters such as dog houses, animal restraints and tethers. The amendments also expanded the definition of distress for an animal, making it easier for SPCA investigators to do their job. Nova Scotia will soon become the second province to have tethering regulations, based on the overwhelming response in the public consultations. The views expressed were predominantly in favour of making 24/7 tethering illegal in Nova Scotia. The NDP government will soon engage stakeholders in reviewing draft plain language regulations to end 24/7 tethering. The NDP has set October 31 as the target date to complete the drafting of those regulations. That date will enable the Animal Protection Act amendments and new regulations to take effect this Fall, so dogs will not face another winter chained outside day and night. I trust that you will have the opportunity to review the NDP platform in informing your voting intentions in this election. More details on our campaign are available on the website at http://www.nsndp.ca/. Thank you for the opportunity to outline the NDP positions on these issues. Best regards, Dan O’Connor Chief of Staff to Premier Darrell Dexter - Leader, Nova Scotia New Democratic Party
Premier Dexter just announced that the government will amend the NS Human Right Act to include transgender people.
Teachers are standing up for high quality public education & increased student supports. We need to stand with them… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…