Global News, March, 28, 2023, by Alicia Draus
The Nova Scotia NDP tabled a petition on Tuesday, calling on the government to pass legislation banning the use of non-disclosure agreements for sexual assault victims.
The NDP introduced legislation in April 2022 aimed at restricting non-disclosure agreements, known as NDAs, but the provincial government has done nothing to push the bill forward.
“They had a moment, an opportunity to demonstrate that they cared about women and that they were going to do something to end the culture of silence and they have chosen explicitly not to act,” said NDP Leader Claudia Chender.
“These agreements protect people who are powerful, they protect people who are wealthy and they protect the status quo. We all know that the status quo has a strong sway in this building and in the decisions that are made and I think the premier has gotten advice that there are people who would not like the status quo to change.”