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1,000 Days of Houston Government Leaves Nova Scotians Worse Off

May 13, 2024

It’s been 1,000 days since the Houston government was elected, and Nova Scotians should ask themselves, are we better off?

Since August 2021, metrics in healthcare have deteriorated across the province. Nearly 100,000 more Nova Scotians don’t have a family doctor, wait times to see a specialist are double the national average, ambulance offload times have tripled in parts of the province, and our emergency rooms are either closed or bursting at the seams.

“Despite Tim Houston spending billions more in healthcare, it continues to get worse by every metric,” said Opposition Leader Zach Churchill. “The Houston government was elected on a promise to fix healthcare, but it’s gotten demonstrably worse under its watch.”

Affordability continues to affect more and more people as Nova Scotia has seen some of the fastest increasing rent prices and inflation in the country, power rates have climbed 15 per cent, and 30 per cent of households are now food insecure.

“Tim Houston promised Nova Scotians a better paycheque and discounts on local food, but the reality is, working families are struggling to put food on the table for their families after less than three years of this government,” said Churchill. “Nova Scotia leads the country in poverty and food insecurity rates, and we still have yet to see the impact of income assistance being frozen for two years under this government.”

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