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    Congratulations to Gary Burrill, the new leader of Nova Scotia's New Democratic Party. Gary is a passionate, compassionate, positive and committed person who has the confidence of the members to move forward to win Nova Scotia back for Nova Scotians.
    Feb 27, 2016 2:29 pm | Nova Scotia,
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    Feb 23, 2016 4:59 am | Nova Scotia,
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    I have confidence in David Wilson and am extremely pleased to support him as the Leader of the Nova Scotia NDP.
    Feb 22, 2016 3:00 pm | Nova Scotia,
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    An excellent, straightforward discussion of the fundamental problems of the Liberal's film tax credit by Paul Andrew Kimball.
    Feb 18, 2016 5:53 am | Nova Scotia,
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    Feb 17, 2016 1:05 pm | Nova Scotia,
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    This is the largest economic development disaster Nova Scotia has ever seen.Thousands of jobs have been lost and none are being created. The MacNeil Liberal government needs to step up and create a #filmtaxcredit that works to #bringbacknsfilmjobs. Urgent!
    Feb 17, 2016 4:31 am | Nova Scotia,
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    Feb 16, 2016 2:27 pm | Nova Scotia,
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    Feb 12, 2016 8:00 am | Nova Scotia,
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    Feb 11, 2016 1:11 pm | Nova Scotia,
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    Department of Health and Wellness reorganization- Does it make sense? The following is a commentary from Kevin McNamara, the former Deputy Minster of Heath (copied with his permission). As in the pharmacare debaucle, it is difficult to understand the reasoning behind some of the reorganization of the Department of Health and Wellness as approved by the MacNeil Government based on a department leadership recommendation. They can defend those operational services transferred to the District Health Authority. However others are inappropriate and do not make sense. Transferring Mental Health and Addiction to the DHA is contrary to every other province. Further it removes the responsibility for implementing the Mental Health Strategy from the Department. Mental Health ad Addictions needs and requires leadership from the top especially with the many issues that have to be addressed. For example, it is the Department who can allocate funding to implement the strategy or mandate that an action take place such a requiring ERs to be more assessable to mental health patients. It is also not fair to the DHA which is trying to deal with daily operational issues of providing care. Nova Scotia also had nationally respected leaders at the federal, provincial and territorial table. Their clout will be diminished as they will now be seen as representing a DHA rather than a province.The Mental Health Commission of Canada did see Nova Scotia as one of the more progressive provinces in advancing mental health strategies. Unfortunately we are now lagging. Two other services that are difficult to understand are Infection Control and Quality. Infection Control and quality are services that are mainly responsible for developing standards and monitoring performance for hospitals, community health and long term care the relationship has not been developed sufficiently with the long term care facility to pass this responsibility on, Although there are many good people in healthcare, it is still like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse. I also heard the Minister say Sports and Recreation was transferred to Culture as it would be better positioned to be giving coordinated grants. If this is his understanding of sports and recreation, he is sadly misinformed. We have enough issues with inactivity and obesity in our youth. The department utilizing sports and recreation has a major opportunity to encourage upstream preventative mental and physical health working closely with communities, researchers and others. Finally Public Health except for the Chief Medical Officer was transferred to the DHA. There were some operational staff who could be appropriately transferred but the Department should have maintained policy staff who help develop and research new programs and opportunities and they are in the best position to work with the Public Health Agency of Canada . Again a watering down of Nova Scotia's clout A final thought. The DHA has been merging since last April, posting jobs, selecting folks to fill positions and trying to move forward. Now the Government has decided to add new staff to the DHA and these folks are unsure if they will be offered a position while those in the DHA wonder if they will be displaced. The Minister and government has to bring some common sense to health and rethink their plan for the health of Nova Scotians
    Feb 09, 2016 11:16 am | Nova Scotia,
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    Please listen to the Minister of Health's answer to David Wilson regarding Pharmacare.
    Feb 08, 2016 2:22 pm | Nova Scotia,
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    Congratulations to Rachel Bedingfield for National recognition for her work in sports and recreation!
    Feb 08, 2016 4:48 am | Nova Scotia,
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    Stephen Kimber provides his thoughts on the Pharnacare changes in the Metro (Feb.1/16)
    Feb 01, 2016 4:55 am | Nova Scotia,

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