For Immediate Release
March 31, 2022
HALIFAX -- Liberal MLAs refused to honour a key steward of Nova Scotia’s environment today by voting against a motion acknowledging Divert Nova Scotia’s leadership in sustainability and waste diversion.
Tim Halman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, introduced the motion today at Province House that asked Nova Scotians and Members of the House to recognize the not-for-profit's various contributions to a more sustainable future.
Liberal MLAs, including leader Iain Rankin, refused to allow the motion to be passed without debate.
"This is simply a resolution to thank Divert Nova Scotia for all they've done and continue to do for our environment and green economy,” said Tom Taggart, MLA for Colchester North. "I can't think of a reason why the Liberals would vote against a motion that asks nothing of them but their gratitude.”
The Houston Government began targeted stakeholder consultations with Divert Nova Scotia in January. Their input is invaluable towards designing a new waste management model and in growing our province’s circular economy.
Divert NS has been in operation for over 25 years and has been instrumental in Nova Scotia’s global recognition for waste diversion.