Month: December 2021

CTV News: Nova Scotia government heading back to court against disabilities group

Premier Houston

The Nova Scotia government says it will appeal a recent court decision that found there was discrimination against people with disabilities who had sought improved services and housing in the community.

A day after the Oct. 6 Court of Appeal ruling, Premier Tim Houston said his government heard the court’s message “loud and clear,” and he pledged to work with the disabilities community.

He also said he didn’t believe citizens should have to take the government to court to make it “do the right thing.”

But in an emailed comment Thursday, Community Services Minister Karla MacFarlane appears to shift the Progressive Conservative government’s approach.