Region 3
Halifax Regional Municipality
and Hants East

Region 3 Executive  
Scheduled Speakers
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Scheduled Meetings
Meeting Minutes  
Important Announcements
and Functions

Resolutions presented and approved for concurrence at 2018 Convention 

         Retiree Health Benefits

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NSGREA contact both the Public Service Commission and NSGEU to let them of our interest in being part of any future discussions and/or negotiations about retiree health benefit; that NSGREA work closely with the Group of !X Seniors’ Advisory Council and other retiree groups and organizations in the Atlantic region to help obtain improved health benefits coverage for all retirees; and that NSGREA attempt to make sure all members have access to all available information about their health benefits.

         Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for an Aging Population

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NSGREA call on the Premier and the Minister of Seniors to provide a detailed annual report on the status of 2017 Action Plan for an Aging Population, as was committed to be done when it was released; and that NSGREA undertake an extensive consultation process with its own members about what should be in such an Action Plan.

         2017 PSSP Review

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NSGREA make sure all members are aware of the first independent review report of the PSSP, and that it continue to lobby for improvements in retiree representation, the amount of pension benefit and the level of indexing.

         National Public Drug Program

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NSGREA continue to call on the federal government and all provincial and territorial governments to set up a national, comprehensive, publicly insured drug program as soon as possible.

         Continuing Crisis in Long-Term Care

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NSGREA continue to call on the McNeil government to not only reverse recent cuts, but provide additional funding so that long-term care facilities have the funding they need to serve healthy meals, hire and retain the appropriate number of qualified staff, and provide high quality, compassionate care to residents; that NSGREA continue to advocate for more nursing home beds and facilities to help alleviate pressures in other parts of the health care system; and that NSGREA also press for a new, long-promised five-year continuing care strategy to be completed as soon as possible with broad, public consultation.

         Hospital Parking in Downtown Halifax

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NSGREA strongly advocate with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Nova Scotia Government to ensure that seniors and others obtain some relief from this exorbitant and exploitative parking fees.

Presentation at 2018 Convention


NSGREA President Bernard Conrad presenting
Region 3 Past President C. Ernest Pass
with a Certificate of Recognition
for his valuable contribution and dedicated service to the
Nova Scotia Government Retired Employees Association

2018 Meeting Schedule

All regularly scheduled meetings of Region 3 commence at 1:30 pm on the following Thursdays in Halifax, as indicated below :


Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 1:30pm
St. Agnes Church Hall
6903 Mumford Rd, Halifax

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at noon
(Christmas Lunch at Steak & Stein Restaurant)
6061 Young Street, Halifax

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Meeting Agendas  2018

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Meeting Minutes

Click  HERE  to see an approved copy of the Minutes from the January 25, 2018 meeting held in Halifax.

Click  HERE  to see an approved copy of the Minutes from the March 22, 2018 meeting held in Halifax.

Click  HERE  to see an approved copy of the Minutes from the May 24, 2018 meeting held in Halifax.

Click  HERE  to see an approved copy of the Minutes from the October 18, 2018 meeting held in Halifax.

Click  HERE  to see a copy of the Minutes from the January 17, 2019 meeting held at
the Red Cross Building in Dartmouth, which were approved at our most recent meeting
held on March 21, 2019 at the NSGEU Building in Dartmouth.

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Region 3 Executive

The following table displays the current slate of officers for Region 3, as of the May 24, 2018 Regional Meeting.

Vice President
Past President
Don Goss (902-449-9279
Karen Turner-Lienaux (902-402-5216)
Ian Johnson (902-479-2231)

Ernestine Gouthro (902-443-7921)
Donald White (902-465-4492)

Susan Kidson (902-861-3156)
Kathleen Bugbee (902-220-8485)  Cell
C. Ernest Pass (902-477-5155)

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Scheduled  Speakers for 2018

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Important Announcements and Functions

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Meeting Location

Click HERE for a MAP
of the NSGEU's building location at
255 John Savage Avenue, (Burnside Park) Dartmouth NS
for the March & May meetings

The Executive of Region 3 currently meets at a time and place at the President's discretion
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