News release

Statement from Premier

The following is a statement from Premier Stephen McNeil:

"We have closely monitored the storm and it is clear now that conditions will not improve before this evening's sitting of the legislature.

After updates from the Emergency Management Office and Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, it is clear the speaker cannot ask staff to report to the legislature this evening. I fully support this decision, made in consultation with senior government officials and emergency management staff.

EMO officials continue to closely monitor the storm as it develops and moves across the province. Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has plows out in communities throughout Nova Scotia. First responders are on alert.

We owe our thanks to the hard-working employees today as they keep us safe.

Tomorrow we will proceed with our plans so the lives of students and their parents can return to normal as soon as possible."