Baillie, Conservatives had their chance and failed

September 16, 2013

(Lower Sackville, N.S.) NDP candidate and Minister Dave Wilson says Jamie Baillie and the Conservatives had their chance to create jobs in Nova Scotia but instead left the province with the worst economic growth in Canada.

“Baillie and the Conservatives had their chance to build a better future for Nova Scotia but that’s not what happened. Instead they stood back for a decade while small businesses were left to fend for themselves,” said Wilson.

“The NDP took a much different approach and have lowered the small business tax by 40 per cent over the last four years,” said Wilson, who is running in Sackville – Cobequid.

Wilson says Baillie and the Conservatives had an opportunity to create jobs while governing for 15 of the last 20 years with Baillie serving as chief of staff during that time.

Wilson says the location of the Conservatives’ announcement today is ironic given what the Conservatives are promising.

“The Conservatives are promising to stop investing in good jobs, the kinds of jobs that can be found at Kohler International which has benefited from government partnerships in the past.”

Wilson says the NDP are the only party that will fight to create good jobs in Nova Scotia and can be trusted to work with small businesses.

“There are 6,600 more jobs in Nova Scotia today than when the NDP first got elected. We need to keep moving forward with the NDP’s plan for good jobs here at home.”

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.