Hello and welcome to the Nova Scotia Young Liberals. I look forward to working with you as we prepare for a busy and exciting time this coming year.
With youth becoming more engaged throughout our society, there has rarely been a better opportunity for us to contribute to the democratic process, advance our policies and ideals, and make a real impact on our party. I’m excited.
We are want to follow up on the victory in the federal election that swept Canada from east to west. Now, we are preparing to support the Liberal cause for when the next election comes to pass. We want to grow our numbers and give our members the experience to help lead within their ridings when Nova Scotians are asked to go back to the ballot box.
We need your help. Your talents and enthusiasm are key as we work to make sure we can elect Liberal candidates in your riding. We need your voices, ideas, and time. It’s going to be fun. You’ll have the chance to make new friends, learn new things, and participate in a process that is at the heart of our society.
There is a bright future here in Nova Scotia. This is your chance to be part of shaping that future as part of the Young Liberals!
President, Nova Scotia Young Liberals
The 2016 executive:
President– Matthew Madill
Executive Vice President– Andre Brideau
Vice President, Finance– Michael Peters
Vice President, Policy– Conor MacNeil
Vice President, Provincial– Dominick Desjardins
Vice President, Federal– Dexter Nyuurnibe
Vice President, Communications– Neil McKenna
Vice President, Organization– Harrison Paul
Acadia University Young Liberals President– Harrison Paul
Dalhousie University Young Liberals President– Conor MacNeil
Mount Saint Vincent’s University Young Liberals President –
Saint Mary’s University Young Liberals President –
St. Francis Xavier University Young Liberals President– Elizabeth Burton
Past President– Helen Hanbidge
Our past executive:
Email us at NSYL@liberal.ns.ca
Provincial Policy 2016
We are proud to announce that the Nova Scotia Young Liberals passed the following priority policy at our policy conference on February 26, 2016. This policy will be brought to the floor of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party Annual General Meeting Policy Convention (April 2, 2016) to be voted upon by the NSLP membership.
MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY SERVICES AND TRAINING
WHEREAS many mental health emergencies happen in the off hours, including at night and outside the 9 to 5 working hours; and
WHEREAS current resources on university and college campuses are insufficient in addressing these emergencies, including insufficient campus counselling services after hours and Resident Assistant and professor mental health training; and
WHEREAS current solutions to these emergencies are limited to contacting a nearby hospital or the RCMP, which may be insufficient in properly addressing these situations;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a Liberal government implement a province-wide, cross-campus requirement for professors, residence assistants and campus administrative staff to attend and complete an approved mental health training program, such as the Mental Health First Aid Program run by the Mental Health Commission of Canada; and
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a Liberal government also implement and support after-hours on-campus mental health emergency response services.
Nova Scotia Young Liberals
We are excited to announce that the following policy, the NSYL’s resolution for the NSLP 2014 AGM was expanded upon and accepted at the AGM in March. Thank you to all for your support for this policy addressing a real issue for many Nova Scotians.
AFFORDABLE ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTIVES
WHEREAS the United Nations Population Fund, in 2012, declared contraceptives a world-wide human right; and
WHEREAS teen pregnancy (15-19 years old) is on the rise in Nova Scotia and has increased by 13% while the National rate has declined by 20% in the period from 2001 to 2010; and
WHEREAS a lack of affordable access to birth control has been shown to be a key driver in increasing teen pregnancy rates;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal government will create a program under the department of Health and Wellness to provide partial coverage of the cost of contraceptive birth control to persons who would otherwise be unable to reasonably afford it, up to the age to 25.
Looking to get involved with the Nova Scotia Young Liberals or the Young Liberals of Canada? Want to start a campus club at your school? Here are some helpful documents from the Young Liberals of Canada to help you along the way.