Resumption of N.S. legislature postponed due to storm

A sitting of the Nova Scotia legislature to allow the Liberal government to introduce legislation to end the contract dispute with teachers has been postponed due to the blizzard that's hitting the province.

Premier Stephen McNeil issued a statement Monday afternoon saying it's clear "conditions will not improve before [Monday] evening's sitting of the legislature."

Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie called for the session to be postponed due to the bad weather.

MLAs are now expected to return to the legislature Tuesday evening.

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

The premier recalled the house for the emergency sitting after teachers rejected a tentative contract with the province for a third time earlier this month and are continuing a work-to-rule campaign.

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union and the opposition parties have condemned the use of legislation, saying it takes away teachers' rights.

With files from The Canadian Press