Birdsall says Liberals, Conservatives would starve good jobs out of South Shore

September 13, 2013

(Mahone Bay, N.S.) NDP candidate Pam Birdsall says families living on the South Shore would have fewer good job opportunities as result of Liberal and Conservative schemes not to invest in good jobs.

“Stephen McNeil and Jamie Baillie are promising to put an end to investments that help bring good jobs to families on the South Shore,” said Birdsall, who is running in Lunenburg.

Birdsall says companies like Composites Atlantic would suffer under the Liberal and Conservative schemes.

“The NDP has stood with the workers and families at Composites Atlantic and throughout Southwestern Nova Scotia,” said Birdsall. “Not supporting good jobs at companies like Composites Atlantic means not supporting families on the South Shore.”

Birdsall says the investments have not only helped secure good job opportunities but have also provided training to employees that help the business compete globally while anchored in Nova Scotia for the long term.

“As a business person myself, I know government can be a partner in success by focusing on training and investments that mean more jobs and more families on the South Shore.”

 In addition to Composites Atlantic, Birdsall points out the NDP is also supporting hundreds of smaller businesses and have reduced the small business tax by 40 per cent.

 “The Liberals are the party of cuts, hospital bed closures and lost jobs. Nova Scotia can’t risk going back to that. We need to keep moving forward with the NDP’s plan for better care soon, goods jobs here and the lowest, fairest electricity rates.”

The NDP will: deliver better health care where and when people need it, fight for good jobs and stronger communities, keep the HST off home energy and take it off more family essentials, give our kids a better start, stand up for seniors, build the Maritime Link and keep the budget balanced to protect services for families.

Election day is Tuesday, October 8.