McNeil can’t be trusted to stand up for Cape Breton families: Corbett

September 27, 2013

(New Waterford, N.S.) NDP candidate and Deputy Premier Frank Corbett says Liberal leader Stephen McNeil has his priorities all wrong when it comes to job creation for Nova Scotia families.

“Mr. McNeil has been clear he would not have made the same investment the NDP did to bring good jobs at IBM to families in Cape Breton and said he would not offer any incentives to attract over 400 manufacturing jobs to Sydney. On the other hand, McNeil says he would invest taxpayer dollars for a Halifax football stadium,” said Corbett.

“Mr. McNeil has his priorities all wrong. He can’t be trusted to stand up for Cape Breton families when their livelihoods are on the line.”

Corbett says McNeil’s passive position on job creation and poor judgement would end up hurting Cape Bretoners.

“McNeil has no idea what it takes to be competitive on the global stage. Darrell is the guy who is willing to step up and fight for jobs – he is the guy who stood by the people who work at the mill in Port Hawkesbury. McNeil would have left them high and dry. He will not stand up for working people.”

Corbett says the Liberals are the party of cuts, hospital bed closures and lost jobs.

“Liberal governments talked about moving good government jobs out of Halifax but they never took action. It took an NDP government to bring good jobs like the Maintenance Enforcement Program to Cape Breton. We can’t go back to the way things used to be. We need to keep moving forward with the NDP’s plan to create a better future for today’s families.”

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.