Emancipation Day is the anniversary of British parliament’s decision to abolish slavery across its empire in 1834. It is a day to recognize and reckon with the legacy of anti-Black racism and honour the contributions of Nova Scotia’s historic Black communities.
Learn about the current state of Gender Affirming Care in Nova Scotia and the policy changes needed at gacns.ca, and if you live in the HRM, sign the petition to HRM Council to pass a resolution calling for the adoption of a new Gender Affirming Care policy.
"Members of the transgender, gender diverse, and intersex community (the Community) have been failed by our current system of gender affirming care (GAC) in Nova Scotia. Gatekeeping, limited coverage, inaccessible care, and long wait times have stopped people from getting the life-saving care that they need. While some supports and coverage exists for those seeking GAC in Nova Scotia, the current policy does not do nearly enough.
Second Story has put together a page with all the information you need to make an informed decision at the ballot box on August 17. Head to secondstory.ca/election to find links to all the party platforms, learn who your candidates are, where your polling location is and find answers to any other questions you have about the voting process.