For­mer ex­ec­u­tive quits NDP

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(CP) — A for­mer ex­ec­u­tive with the Nova Sco­tia New Demo­cratic Party left the party Fri­day be­cause of what she de­scribed as her dis­ap­point­ment with the Dex­ter gov­ern­ment.

Pamela Har­ri­son of Hal­i­fax, a past trea­surer of the pro­vin­cial NDP, as well as a for­mer con­stituency pres­i­dent and cam­paign vol­un­teer, said the NDP gov­ern­ment elected in June is no dif­fer­ent from gov­ern­ments of other stripes. And it’s not do­ing enough on so­cial jus­tice is­sues.

Har­ri­son, a long­time so­cial ac­tivist fo­cus­ing on women’s is­sues, said she saw the same lack of deco­rum in the leg­is­la­ture as with past gov­ern­ments, and crit­i­cized the gov­ern­ment for looking at rais­ing the har­mo­nized sales tax.

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