Opposition parties continue to slam Liberals over Bill 75

Nova Scotia's opposition parties are slamming the government's move to pass Bill 75 and impose a contract on the province's public teachers.

In an emailed statement, the Progressive Conservatives call the legislation unconstitutional, with leader Jamie Baillie saying that it's a sad day for our province, our children and our democracy. 

Baillie says Bill 75 does nothing to improve classroom conditions and will cost taxpayers millions in legal fees, as the Nova Scotia Teacher's Union said in the days leading up to Tuesday's vote that they will challenge the bill in court.

NDP leader Gary Burrill says instead of productive discussions on improving classroom conditions, "the McNeil Liberals have insulted, offended, and undermined teachers, students, and parents who are crying out for help."

Both parties have said they will repeal the bill if they form the government after the next election.