Here is a quote from the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act:
The purpose of this Act is to
recognize the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family;
proclaim a common standard for achievement of basic human rights by all Nova Scotians;
recognize that human rights must be protected by the rule of law;
affirm the principle that every person is free and equal in dignity and rights;
recognize that the government, all public agencies and all persons in the Province have the responsibility to ensure that every individual in the Province is afforded an "equal opportunity" to enjoy a full and productive life and that failure to provide equality of opportunity threatens the status of all persons; and
extend the statute law relating to human rights and provide for its effective administration.
1991, c. 12, s. 1; 2008, c. 59, s. 1
The Nova Scotia Government is breaking the Human Rights Act of this Province. The fact that we here in CBRM have a15.8% unemployment rate compared to HRM who enjoys a low 5.9% will show you that the provincial government is not committed to fixing this major gap in these rates. When we see the government of Nova Scotia literally taking the few jobs we have left and moving them to HRM and never replacing jobs here, you can see they are in clear violation of the Human Rights Act of this province. How are the people of CBRM and Cape Breton “AFFORDED AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY” by our own government? When we see the Cape Breton District Health Authority gone and the School Boards gone, what do we ever see replacing these jobs? These actions actually create employment in HRM where the government in concentrating the jobs in this province. Why would any business locate here in this municipality with the highest commercial tax rate in Canada. Equalization funds are being provided by Ottawa to help lower these rates to encourage new business growth and the jobs associated with them but the funds are being manipulated by the province to benefit HRM and that is a crime. These are the questions you should be asking your MLA’s and asking them why they are not speaking up on your behalf. Cashing a pay check should not be the only action you do in this position. This position requires you to stand up and fight for the region that you represent and if you choose to remain silent and cash those pay checks, then we, the people, will make change in the near future with regards to our representation. What choice do we have? Do we sit quietly and just allow the NS provincial government to destroy our economy and future?. The NSEF is committed to informing the people of Cape Breton and rural Nova Scotia about the injustices we are facing in this province. The government of Nova Scotia is waiting for us to go away and go silent again around here but the opposite is happening. We are seeing more and more people join our movement everyday now and come election time, we will literally be going door to door and speaking with the constituents of this municipality about the change that is needed in this region. If we want to survive and grow as a community then we will have to take control of our own destiny and stop relying on politicians to look after our interest. Obviously it is not working. Please join the Nova Scotians for Equalization Fairness and help us wage this battle to save our Island. Contact us at www.nsef.ca or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”…… Helen Keller
Thank you for taking the time to read this article.